brown eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kelliepulido, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Songster

    Mar 18, 2008
    st.john's mi
    All my eggs are various shades of brown heard it was harder to candle these should I just wait and not candle? I set them on easter sunday. They are an unknown mix of barnyard chickens from a farmer.And do you hold the small end in the light source or the big end? Thanks
  2. If your light is bright enough you shouldn't have any problems. I lay mine on their side to cover the hole of my candeler. Good luck. I'm no expert, so I am hoping you have more responses.
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I usually wait until day 10 to try and candle my marans and welsummer eggs.....if they're a lighter brown you should be able to candle them on day 7 with no problems.
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    I always wait til day 7 on brown eggs...and I candle from the big end down....

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