What does blood ring look like?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chknmomma, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. chknmomma

    chknmomma Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 5 eggs under a broody due this weekend (saturday I believe). We are on day 16. I have 1 egg that does not look like the other 4. I have it marked. Last week, there were 2 that looked different, but I cracked open one of them. Accidentally killed the baby in there. So I'm not going to crack open anymore.

    But I was just curious what the blood ring looks like. I've tried googling and searching for photos. There are fantastic photos of candling eggs and where they should be. But I haven't found any of blood rings.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. chknmomma

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    PS - I have seen this photo. But I think this egg developed further than day 3 since there is a dark mass in there.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/230_ps.jpg

    It's just a very geometric shape rather than stuff kinda everywhere. Like a very distinct line running at an angle in the egg.
     
  3. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try this link http://shilala.homestead.com/candling.html at 16 days you should be able to see lots of strong veins and possibly some movement. If it looks dark and clouded no veins it usually means the chick has died at some point in development.
     
  4. chknmomma

    chknmomma Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much! I will definitely not toss this one. It looks very similar to the last egg at the bottom right (which is listed as a good egg). It just confuses me b/c this one is not as "sloshy" or there isn't as much movement as in the other eggs.
     
  5. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They can be a bit tricky in the later stages. Not long now till they hatch [​IMG] Good luck [​IMG] Post pics when they come [​IMG]
     
  6. chknmomma

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    thanks! It doesn't smell and it's not "weeping". So I figured I would leave it regardless. It's a very porous looking egg. So we shall see in a few days!
     

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