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Weird question about blood and incubating..

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Wolf-Kim, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At what point in time does a chick absorb the bloodvessels seen through the membrane?

    For example, when you look inside an unhatched egg and see what looks to be a fully formed chick still inside it's membrane(not the one the circles the entire egg just under the shell, but the one immediately around the chick). The membrane is still spider-webbed with bright red bloodvessels.

    If I chick dies at this point are the blood vessels still bright red? Or would they change colors once the chick dies?

    I'm wondering because the chick I mentioned earlier in which I broke into it's air sac to help it, has not moved at all from what I've seen. The blood vessels still seem bright red, which make me wonder if it's really dead.

    Thanks!
    -Kim
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I just had 2 eggs hatch and one didn't. They were under my hen. I finally candled the unhatched one, and there were red vessels, but the chick was dead. Fully grown. I don't know why.
     
  3. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Oh okay. I guess he didn't make it then.. [​IMG]

    I'll wait a while longer before I take him out of the bator...*sigh* Of all the birds I could have lost this hatching season, it had to be my peafowl.. heh, it was suppose to be the big finale of my hatching season.. guess not.. Sorry, just a bit upset..

    Thanks for the help.. I was hoping the red vessel meant it was still living and had a "chance"..

    Thanks again! I really appreciate everyone's help.
    -Kim
     

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