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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by julieleonard, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. julieleonard

    julieleonard Out Of The Brooder

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    I candled my 13 eggs .. this is the 11 day yesterday i had all 13 squirming around today i candled i only have 6 left that are still moving and have good veins. what causes them to turn into a red line?
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  2. rosemi78

    rosemi78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From reading so many threads, I think it could be a number of things, most likely some genetic issue, though. I'm sorry. Maybe if you give them a few more days and candle them again, they'll surprise you. [​IMG]
     
  3. Bill 101

    Bill 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The red line is called a blood ring. It forms when chicks die, so those with a line around them are finished. It might help if you would NOT candle so much. If you did it yesterday, why did you do it again today? Handling can damage chicks too, especially early in the incubation process. Hatching is about patience, no matter how much we want to see whats going, sometimes we can do more damage than good. I'm not saying you hurt them, it could well have been something else. Candle on day 7, day 14 & day 18 (the day you put them into lockdown} You don't need to see them "wiggle". You candle just to make sure they are fertile & growing.
     
  4. chickengirl2013

    chickengirl2013 Out Of The Brooder

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    What does the red line look like?
     
  5. Bill 101

    Bill 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:
    Quote: Now I'm confused [​IMG] Didn't you post the first quote? Well, I answered that & now you ask "what does it look like"? It looks like what you said was in the eggs. It is a line around the top of the yolk , it generally goes completely around the egg, on the inside, of corse[​IMG]
     
  6. julieleonard

    julieleonard Out Of The Brooder

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    no i didnt writet that somebody else did
     

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