Candeling Brown Eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Boyd, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    Having a real hard time. Hoping some of you have figured out something bright enough? I've got 21 brown eggs in the 'bator, and it's bout time to do it [​IMG]

  2. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    It depends on how dark the egg is. I was able to candle my friends 11 brown eggs at day 6 and I seen veins in all but 1. She has RIR, BR, Orp and a red sex link. How dark are your eggs?
  3. Clay In Iowa

    Clay In Iowa Songster

    Oct 9, 2008
    Near Wilton Iowa
    First of all ... GOOD LUCK...

    I've hatched Barnevelders, Welsummers and BCMs this year. All are very tough to candle. Especially early.

    I've managed to do an OK job at 12 -14 day but earlier is almost impossible for the really dark eggs.

    Oh I use a 3 watt LED mini mag light with the plastic lens removed. Just make sure you're in a VERY dark room and let you eyes adjust for a bit. And then DO NOT look into the mag lite between eggs. LOL hard to see anything after that.
  4. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    mine come from buff orps, and the shells are pretty dark. I couldn't see through then at day 7 and now it's day 14 ... Oh well, no stinkies yet!

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