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What does it mean when...? [[UPDATE WITH GRAPHIC PICS!!]]

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TinyTotsSeramas, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    When you candle an egg 7 days into incubation and there is a dark red line (like a blood clot line... not a vein) going accross the egg?
    also there is a dark spot right above it the resembles a chicks eye but it doesnt move... but on the other side of the egg I see movement..
    This is on my twin egg btw...

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    I'll post a video here in a second.. I have it uploading now...
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2011
  2. madamwlf

    madamwlf Nevermore Acres

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    That is a blood ring and they embryo has died. Sorry. [​IMG]
     
  3. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
  4. madamwlf

    madamwlf Nevermore Acres

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    Wow, that's interesting. One twin died and the other is still alive. Will be interesting to see what happens.
     
  5. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    Quote:So you dont think I should terminate the incubation yet? just let it go and see what happens?
     
  6. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    That is a blood ring. The egg is dead.
     
  7. madamwlf

    madamwlf Nevermore Acres

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    Quote:So you dont think I should terminate the incubation yet? just let it go and see what happens?

    If the other embryo is still moving I say leave it. What can it hurt?
     
  8. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    Quote:this is a twin egg and one of the twins is still alive..
     
  9. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    Quote:So you dont think I should terminate the incubation yet? just let it go and see what happens?

    If the other embryo is still moving I say leave it. What can it hurt?

    that is true! the worse that can happen is the remaining twin will die which either way if I terminate, it will die or if I leave it, it could still die OR it could live... slim chance but would make for a good experiment!
     
  10. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would keep the incubation going and candle every other day. The live chick may be able to resorb the dead embryo. The egg system is complex and perfection over a kazillion years of evolution. It happens with human twin embryos as well and the human body manages to resorb the dead embryo and a healthy baby is born.[​IMG]
     

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