Advice and help required regarding the joys of candling.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lukewride, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. lukewride

    lukewride Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello!

    After being told by the very knowlegable people of this site to candle on day 8 i've just had my 2nd attempt.

    the problem is.. i'm not sure what i should be seeing..

    every person i speak to seems to have their own opinion of what is healthy on day 8 and every picture i see is different...

    basically the torch i've used isent a super powered LED one that you lot seem to recomend but it is a brand new one with new bateries.

    I've got a broody light sussex bantam under 6 eggs.
    after 2nite 2 were clear and so i presume they are failed.
    2 were cloudy and it looked like there was a thick blob floating about that moved when i moved the egg and 2 had black blobs amongst thick dark stuff which diddent move much.

    I'm a bit worried because i diddent see any obvious viens but then again i'm not entirly sure i should be seeing them at this stage..

    I dont know whether my torch not being an LED would make a difference but i'd love to know.

    any help would be gratefully recieved..

    thanks!
     
  2. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

    Aug 29, 2008
    Hogansville, Georgia
  3. iheartchkns

    iheartchkns Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to candling, too, and am at 19 days with my eggs. I was told when I was uncertain to not judge and put all the eggs back in the incubator. Then, every other day just open the incubator enough to take a sniff to see if you smell anything rotting. If you smell a rotten smell, sniff out which egg(s) is the culprit and remove it.

    I'm glad I took that advice, because 5 of the eggs I almost threw out are completely dark inside and I'm expecting them to hatch anytime.

    Dark and light is good. Completely clear, probably nothing happening. I only had one egg where I saw the chick actually moving around inside and now, that egg looks almost completely dark like the other seven I am waiting to see hatch.
     
  4. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    LEDs on average aren't as bright as regular flashlights so it don't "need" to be an LED. I only throw eggs away If there almost completely clear on day 19. As you do it more you may start throwing them away sooner but I still dont.
     
  5. lukewride

    lukewride Out Of The Brooder

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    ok, so dark is good and blobs are good...
    as long as theres no smell i'm currently in luck then.. great

    should i be seeing viens? i cant se any
     

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