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okay so we are trying to find out if eggs are fertile by candling them (holding them I top of a flashlight) are we doing it right? how do we know? we don't want to leave the eggs in the coop because we don't want them to eat them. plus we are getting one weird egg. I don't know what is wrong with it.
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okay so we are trying to find out if eggs are fertile by candling them (holding them I top of a flashlight) are we doing it right? how do we know? we don't want to leave the eggs in the coop because we don't want them to eat them. plus we are getting one weird egg. I don't know what is wrong with it.

Make sure that you are shining the light down into the egg from the air cell end (fat round end) when you candle. I'm assuming that you have a broody hen that's been sitting on them or have them in the incubator and that's why you are candling for fertility?  You can not tell fertility by candling an egg that hasn't been incubated for at least 3-7 days.

 

What do you mean by "weird"?

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we have a rooster and he's already started humping them and we don't have a incubator
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we have a rooster and he's already started humping them and we don't have a incubator

Do  you have a broody hen sitting on them?

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