Originally Posted by flocktastic
So these hav been point down (fat end up) in the incubator but when candling I'm supposed to turn them all the way over and candle the fat end? I had watched some videos and read on a few sites and it appeared people were candling point down with fat end up still?
I figured turning it over would disrupt it....yeesh...so I essentially just wasted my entire candling session tonight? 😩 I only had the bator open about 12 mins...re-do?? Or wait till day 10 now??? Yeesh...talk about newbie mistakes...
I think you are pretty awesome to be able to get those pictures! I can never get candling pictures. It looks like the candler you are using is one of those you sit the egg in pointy end down? I use one of those kind only for really opaque eggs and at the same time I use another candler from the top. That gives a better look for dark eggs. Now days I don't take them out of the incubator to candle unless there is no other way. You can put your light on the fat end while they are in the incubator and see the veining. If you have veins, at this stage, then you have a swimmer. I don't want to disrupt them too much this early though. As for having them open, after day 7 it actually improves your hatch for them to have a 'cool down' time daily. So you don't have to worry a lot about that until lock down. Don't be in too big of a hurry to toss eggs either. I candled 2 days ago and thought I was going to have a horrible hatch with my shipped eggs. Candled tonight and it has improved to just a bad hatch! LOL! 4 out of 13 in one group, 3 out of 6 in another group and 9 out of 13 in the last group with 2 very questionables.
Some people don't candle until lockdown and others have inquiring minds and candle all the time. Just be sure to wash your hands before touching the eggs and don't drop them! You are doing great!