Can you candle Marans eggs?

LinckHillPoultry

Songster
12 Years
Jan 17, 2008
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Pennsylvania
Yes, it's possible to candle *any* egg!
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Katy

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jun 29, 2007
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Kansas~50+ yrs of chickens
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
1,367
8
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Maryland
I can't candle those darn things.
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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
1,503
10
196
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?
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