What causes Blood Rings?

Bock_Bock

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i know most the time it means a dead chick. embryo but some people say they have outed some out that had this ring, could what they be looking at really be really big veins?
 

Bock_Bock

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ok thanks also do blodd rings always look like "rings" as my egg looks like it has very thick but runny veins so i am not sure but there was no movement i will see if i can get pick its hard to explain
 

speckledhen

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A blood ring will either circle the egg around the middle area OR it will look like someone drew a circle on the inside of the eggshell with a red pencil. There will not be a good veining inside the egg since a blood ring contains the blood that used to be in those veins. Below is one type of blood ring.
6-days-BR-02_demo.jpg


Comes from Mink Hollow Farm's excellent site on incubating and candling.
http://www.minkhollow.ca/HatchingProgram/Candling/Week1/Week-1.html
 

Poulets De Cajun

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I just candled a bunch of eggs and I have at least two that have large THICK blood rings. If bacteria causes embryo death, which causes blood rings, why wouldn't I have more than just two out of the 3 dozen or so eggs that I have incubating?
 

OCchickens

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I have seen what I thought was a blood ring around 1 wk, kind of "blurry" looking blood vessels at the margin of the embryo development, but it ended up being a good egg.

Also -- I'm not sure what the connection is between bacteria & a blood ring. Can you get a blood ring when the embryo dies from any cause, not just bacteria? Most of the quitters I've had, I didn't see a blood ring -- just absence of good blood vessels & a still embryo. When I've opened them up, there is no obvious bacterial growth -- no odor, etc, even after it's been dead for 1-2 wk.
 

Jamie821

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any chick whether from bacteria or just a quitter developes a blood ring. It is from the blood in the veins running through the chick it dies for whatever cause and the blood drains from it and causes a ring. Their is also a bacteria ring that can form in the eggs.
 

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