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veining? dead?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by glisteningpearl, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. glisteningpearl

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    Is it possible to have a dead duck embryo even though there is distinct veins in the egg, but dark veins? They are probably at day 8
     
  2. AnimalLady123

    AnimalLady123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. glisteningpearl

    glisteningpearl New Egg

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  5. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    give few more days and see how much the veins grow. . if its the same it died. but the center should become darker !! handled with care and good luck !!!
     
  6. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well the head is usually darker then the body, so maybe that's what you are seeing.
     
  7. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it possible? Yes. In a case of embryonic death, the vessels will lose blood volume and the blood becomes thick and oxygen levels bottom out. These changes cause the physical structure of the vessels to become darker and thready. If you're not confident in your candling skills, incubate a few more days and re-candle, comparing to the other eggs. No matter what, don't let that egg go bad and explode in your incubator.
     

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