Can brown eggs be candled?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tberggren, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. tberggren

    tberggren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can brown eggs be candled? I've been reading about you all candling eggs and was just wondering if you can candle brown eggs?
     
  2. luvzmybabz

    luvzmybabz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yese they can be candled at least most of them but it is much ahrder for me to see into mine so I always wait to discard until I am positive I can tell on white eggs at day 5 or 6 but usually wait longer usually day 10 or 14 on brown eggs.

    Kasi
     
  3. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have buff orp eggs and the only way I could see anything was by placing a 250 watt halogen work lite in a card board box. I cut a whole just large enough so the egg wouldn't fall through and it works very well. Just make sure you unplug it right away, the heat could start the box on fire.
    John
     
  4. tberggren

    tberggren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Let's see if I've got this right.
    You put your lite inside a box. Cut a whole just large enough so the egg won't fall through. Is this whole cut in the top of the box? And I suppose what you need to see (not just sure what we are looking for yet, possibly veins?) will be seen in the part of the eggs sitting on top of the box? (kinda hard to see the part inside the box. lol)

    If that is correct I think I'm good to go. Thanks for sharing.
     
  5. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you go to google and ask for egg candling pictures there are many. White eggs are much easier to candle. John I forgot the question, yes in the top of the box.
     
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  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I've got Marans and welsummers and it's a challenge to candle their eggs if they're nice and dark like they should be. If you've never candled before I'd suggest a light brown egg or white one to start off with till you know what you're looking for.
     

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