Can you candle brown eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BuckeyeFam, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. BuckeyeFam

    BuckeyeFam Out Of The Brooder

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    I was just wondering because what I've read says white eggs.Also,what days should I candle them? [​IMG]
     
  2. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes u can cadle brown eggs and when to candle is up to u as if u wanna watch the devolpment but what i do wanna say is dont candle every day as it will drop your hatch rate the more u candle the lower your hatch will be
     
  3. digginchicks

    digginchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes but as Bock said I wouldn't do it often at all. I only candle mine once when hatching
     
  4. CBee

    CBee Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Debi214

    Debi214 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    http://shilala.homestead.com/candling.html

    Try this link to learn to candle eggs. The darker the eggs the stronger the light needs to be and the darker the room. I had a 100% hatch after learning the candling method on my last hatch (had to discard 3 eggs but better than wondering if they are going to hatch)!!!! WooHoo!!!!
     
  6. BuckeyeFam

    BuckeyeFam Out Of The Brooder

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    What's the easiest way to candle?
    the site that Debi214 gave says it doesn't hurt if you want to candle everyday [​IMG]
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I use an old slide projector. The bulb is a 300 watt. I candled Welsummer eggs quite successfully. With the darker eggs, you should wait till about 10 days to candle so there is more development to see.
     
  8. Alison Pony

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    We hatched ducks in school we candled them a lot and only 5 of the 20 hatched
     

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