Originally Posted by machinfarm
I DON'T know what I'm doing so that's totally fine! No I was candling them small end toward the light, the few that were mostly clear looking I turned over fat end down but then I wasn't sure if I was not supposed to do that so I didn't do it anymore. Am I supposed to turn them over large end down to candle? I'm feeling really dumb right now!
They were eggs from my own hens. The oldest were less than a week. I sold four dozen hatching eggs immediately before these and they were developing great per the buyers most recent description.
I can try to take a photo of that'll help.
HOW TO CANDLE EGGS
There are two different ways to effectively candle eggs. One pertains to shipped eggs and the other to non-shipped eggs.
When candling shipped eggs FOLLOW this:
1. With a flashlight ALWAYS keep the eggs upright, large/fat/air cell up, its best to leave them in the egg carton. ALWAYS candle from the FAT end/air cell so it shines DOWN through that open space into the egg, AGAIN, put flashlight on FAT end/aircell and hold egg upright/fat end up and do not turn or rotate egg, rotate flashlight!
2. When candling shipped eggs extra care must be taken to not dislodge the aircell when candling.
When candling non-shipped eggs FOLLOW this:
1. With a flashlight or other candling aperture hold the egg at a slight angle, large end to the light. Making sure your fingers don’t block the light, turn the egg slowly until either you see something or you’re certain there’s nothing to see.
2. Again candle carefully so as not to dislodge anything.
This is a good short article on reasons to NOT candle too much.
is only to show you how they cup the end of the flashlight in their palm to protect egg and send light down into egg.
THE SECOND IMAGE shows you how to hold the egg UPRIGHT and candle down into it!
AGAIN, ALWAYS keep fat end up, at candles when they are messed up from shipping!
LIKE THIS ONE!!!!