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question about what i saw when candling...very upset... posted pics

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by orlandoluv1, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. orlandoluv1

    orlandoluv1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok so i candled my eggs tonight. i am on day 10 currently all 3 have movemnet and look ok except that 1 of them has this really dark almost black shadow like a line running up the side of the sgg. allso where the peep is it is very dark and defined not like the other 2. i know i see him in there swimming around but im really scared abou tthat black line on the side. im sorry i cant explian it better but if anyone has any ideas on what it could be and if this little guy is gonna make it. thanks for your help
     
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  2. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    It may be hard, but can you get a pic?
     
  3. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That black line could be a vein.
     
  4. airmom1c05

    airmom1c05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think if it were a blood ring you wouldn't see the chick moving around. You are more fortunate than I if you see the chick moving. I have three left of five that I am hoping are OK, but I'm not sure as this is my first experience with candling and hatching! I'm glad the boody hen is doing her part wonderfully! [​IMG] Candle it every night to make sure you see movement. Have you looked at many pictures of a blood ring? Some have blood spots (dead embryos) and some don't. I don't recall seeing a picture of one with a live embryo in a blood ring.
     
  5. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    I wouldn't candle every night, as it can let out valuable heat and humidity, but you could try one or twice a week [​IMG]
     
  6. airmom1c05

    airmom1c05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess it's different using an incubator. I was told it's OK to candle every day or night, but my eggs are under a hen. Your thoughts?
     
  7. twigg

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    I think if it were a blood ring you wouldn't see the chick moving around.

    And it would definitely have a circular form .....

    If you can see movement it's alive and well, at least now.

    Keep an eye on it, and your fingers crossed. Bear in mind that nature appears to have a way of ensuring that eggs that were never meant to hatch, never do. It's sad, but it's normal.​
     
  8. orlandoluv1

    orlandoluv1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how do i post a pic
     
  9. airmom1c05

    airmom1c05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Upload the pic to a place like Photobucket. Then click on the IMG link under the uploaded picture. Then simply paste it in the forum message box! [​IMG]
     
  10. orlandoluv1

    orlandoluv1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]
     
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