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They say brown eggs are hard to see when candling.  On 8th day,  the eggs looks red and dark yolk. I am not seeing any veins, or darker spots.  what else should I look for?  If they look the same in two more days should I throw them out?  sad

post #2 of 12

as far as i know that's fine. im no expert but, i also candled mine at day eight and i saw what u exactly saw. but still, 7 out of 8 hatched just today, 3 hours ago.
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my chicks are australorp and white leghorn cross. how about yours? don't worry, it'll be fine. big_smilebig_smilebig_smile


Edited by bluefeather2697 - 12/8/11 at 6:17pm
post #3 of 12

Regular brown eggs, like RIR, are not the problem.  Dark FBCM eggs are very hard to candle. I usually just wait until lockdown to candle and that makes it much easier.

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If I had known a few chickens would make the man THAT happy....
mom & dad,teaching our rescue BRT Bess all about chickens, EE, Orps and now marans!  The man says we are switching to orps and marans, and they'reHISchickens!
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post #4 of 12

Do you have a good flashlight? It makes a huge difference. I could see everything in mine. The maran eggs were a little harder to see.

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post #5 of 12

Here is an egg at day 10. I made my candler out of a shop lamp with a 65 watt mini halogen bulb. I lined the inside if the cardboard with foil. Works great.

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee237/aliedaw1/IMG_3079.jpg

Click on image to view video of a brown egg at day 10.
http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee237/aliedaw1/th_MVI_31771.jpg

These are the eggs I'm candling.
http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee237/aliedaw1/010510003.jpg


Edited by cmom - 12/10/11 at 2:53pm

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post #6 of 12
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ok thank you !  I will hang in there !!!   They are australorps and hope I have them soon around christmas day !  bow

post #7 of 12

Hi There hugslovefrow We have a Chistmas Hatching thread going love You should come and join us there hugslovefrow Here is the link love
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=604715

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post #8 of 12
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So  21 days is here. I have a feeling its not going to hatch.  they could be not fertilized or bad eggs.sad but I will let them   in their incubator for few more days and see what happens..th:barnie

post #9 of 12
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Today I have possible three eggs hatch any time!.ya THe other batch of eggs failed.hit  (probably not fertilized)  Whats the average days do they hatch?idunno  21 to 23 days? caf I Hope to get lucky ! clap

post #10 of 12

The latest I have ever had an egg hatch was day 23 but a friend of mine had one hatch on day 27.

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