What's this? (Pictures)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SnazzyJazzy, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. SnazzyJazzy

    SnazzyJazzy Out Of The Brooder

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    Day 14 candle of 9 buff orp eggs showed 9 perfect, on target babies. Moving and happy. Today is day 18, 8 look perfect, but one looks like it has a circle of nothing and it's crowded on one side of the shell. It's alive and moving. I am pretty sure one of these had two yolks, but as development continued, the "second" yolk disappeared, I assumed I was seeing things any idea of what this is and how much hope I should hold for this baby hatching?[​IMG]
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  2. Ameraucanas

    Ameraucanas Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. SnazzyJazzy

    SnazzyJazzy Out Of The Brooder

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    This is the same egg, I took a picture of the baby (dark side) and the weird circle on the other side. All my other eggs are dark except the air cell.
     
  4. SnazzyJazzy

    SnazzyJazzy Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone?
     
  5. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    Your assessment could be right. A single living twin. Chances of it hatching successfully are almost non existent. B/C of all the fluid from the other side of the egg. You could put it upright in a carton, and hope for the best at hatch time, but... I doubt it will survive.
     
  6. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow, I've never seen anything like that. Does it look like a circle of veins?
     
  7. SnazzyJazzy

    SnazzyJazzy Out Of The Brooder

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    It has a blank circle, like it would be a "clear", but surrounding that is veins, yes, in a circular pattern which ultimately branch off and look normal the rest of the egg. At day 14, all 9 looked the exact same, growing baby filling the egg. Then this...I am baffled.
     
  8. Saris

    Saris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wonder if you could make a hole in the "clear" side to drain the fluid so it doesn't drown when it pips?
     
  9. kuchchicks

    kuchchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not sure that I would crack the egg. BUT I do like the idea of trying to hatch in an upright position in a carton. I would keep a real close eye on it. You may need to think about assisting in the hatch. Keep us updated. I would like to know how this turns out.
     
  10. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    X2 with everything said, not sure what's going on but give it a chance.
     

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