Candeling Brown Eggs????????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chayton, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. chayton

    chayton Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 28, 2009
    Weatherford, TX
    At day 6 of our first attempt at hatching chicks. I have 12 Ameracuna & 12 Black Marans. The Marans are really dark brown, Can these be candeled by a rookie?

    It seems it will be difficult to see anything, The green Ameracuna may be just as difficult

    Please, advise is welcome
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Depends on your candler. I use a slide projector with a 300 watt bulb. Works great. I could see through Welsummer eggs just fine. Some of those expensive flashlights are probably even better, the ones that cost over $50. You'd probably have to wait till at least Day 10 development stage, though.
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    I had a hard time seeing into my welsummer eggs. Never did see veins, but I saw movement at Day 9 in some and Day 12 in the rest. Get the brightest light you can find.

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