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brown egg candling

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by thebanthams, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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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? [​IMG]
     
  2. bluefeather2697

    bluefeather2697 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  3. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  4. jen85

    jen85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    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.

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    Click on image to view video of a brown egg at day 10.
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    These are the eggs I'm candling.
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    Last edited: Dec 10, 2011
  6. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thank you ! I will hang in there !!! They are australorps and hope I have them soon around christmas day ! [​IMG]
     
  7. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.[​IMG] but I will let them in their incubator for few more days and see what happens..[​IMG]:barnie
     
  9. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today I have possible three eggs hatch any time!.[​IMG] THe other batch of eggs failed.[​IMG] (probably not fertilized) Whats the average days do they hatch?[​IMG] 21 to 23 days? [​IMG] I Hope to get lucky ! [​IMG]
     
  10. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    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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