Can you candle Marans eggs?

Katy

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jun 29, 2007
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It is harder to see anything with Marans eggs and I usually don't even try until day 10. Even then it's really hard to see if they're good dark eggs. I mainly just candle to check on aircell growth.
 

Crunchie

Brook Valley Farm
12 Years
Mar 1, 2007
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I can't candle those darn things.
I also just check on air cells. By the time day 17/18 rolls around I have a pretty good guess which ones are clear, but I still leave them in the 'bator for fear that I am just not seeing what I think I'm seeing through those dark shells!
 

CHICKENHEAD

Songster
12 Years
Jan 20, 2008
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I have a surefire 110 lumen, you can candle up to about day 11 and then it all turns black except for the air cell.
 

McGoo

Songster
12 Years
Sep 19, 2007
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Mid Hudson River Valley, NY
Thanks for the help. I don't have a 'surefire'. I was going to use a flashlight set-up. I've got a super powerful flashlight and I was going to put a piece of black paper over it and only let the light pass thru a small opening. Isn't that the idea?
Newbie
 

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