1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

Question on veins?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shelleyd2008, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Do the veins still fade if they are late quitters? Like in the last week or so? I have duck eggs that are due in a few days, and there are 3 that don't look as 'full' as the others. The incubator they are in died in week 2, and they were cooled for a while, though not sure how long. I lost about 1/3 of the eggs I had in there. Anyway, these 3, one still has a lot of red veins, but is only maybe 2/3 full, then the other two, I can't really see veins, but they are more full than the other one, but they are not as full as the majority. The other 10 eggs are completely full, and I can see the ducklings pushing against the membrane in a few.

    Ok, sorry for the long drawn out post, but anyway, do the veins fade if they quit in the last week or so or not?

  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Veins should quit if they quit since nothing is there to keep it flowing. But if you are near the end, might as well just finish it out and look after.
  3. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    yes they do [​IMG]

    funny you ask this because i just opened up 5 eggs that I could see zero veins in or i did see viens but they looked faded or bruised.

    I stared at each one over and over again to make sure there was no movement. Then once i decided okay i am *sure* they're dead. I put a paper plate in a plastic bag and opened each one to see when they died.

    Several died when i had the heat spike of 107 (several as in 3) the fourth died just the other day it looks and am unsure why that one died as i had no fluctuating temps unless it was harmed by the 107 and just now gave up days later. The others are strong and are doing well. One interesting thing i noticed that my friend Cindy (bycer on here) pointed out to me before i started incuabting these eggs is eggs near the turner motor are warmer than eggs farther from it, and guess waht, all the chcisk that "quit" were in the row the motor was in....so they got way too hot apparently.

    Luckily none stunk...it was still gross though. Imglad i candled again!!! I ddint want any doing an egg bomb in the incy! LOL!
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    I've heard that, and I try not to put any near the turner motor. I have 2 seramas in a bator now with other eggs, and was told they needed it a bit higher. They are right next to the motor, and doing good!

    One of these duck eggs has some spots near the bottom of the egg that look like they are kind of blotchy, but it still as veins? That's what throws me on that one. And I know yesterday when I candled I saw it move. But if it has not quit, it is at least a few days behind everyone else! I don't plan on tossing them this late in the game, I was just curious if the veins would fade out completely like they do early on.
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If the chick is starting to adsorb their blood and yolks, the veins should also disappear then too actually. But by that point, probably best keep the bator closed and humidity up for the little fuzz butts.
  6. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    Mar 3, 2008
    I have to agree... leave them in there and wait it out. If you candle again just before you stop turning them, and you don't see any changes, then I would remove them. But you've come so far... I'd wait and see. Put a "?" on them. [​IMG]

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by