Veins in developing eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Redhead Rae, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. Redhead Rae

    Redhead Rae Chickens, chickens everywhere!

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    Have any of you noticed this phenomena. When the egg is alive, the veins are very visible. If the egg quits, the veins aren't as dark and visible.

    I noticed this on a few that looked like they stopped developing.
     
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  2. MagpieDucks

    MagpieDucks Preserving Orpington Bantams

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    Yes! I believe I read somewhere that when an egg quits, all the vessels draw together to form the blood ring?
     
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  3. AlleysChicks

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    Yep. When they are alive the blood is pumps through those veins. When they die the veins start breaking down and so appear thinner and lighter in color.
     
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