candeling eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cowman910, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. cowman910

    cowman910 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do i candle eggs to see if they are fertile and what should i use. i am new to this and really dont know what i am looking for. i am trying to use this as a 4-H project so i need every little detail.
     
  2. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Depends on which eggs you have . I have white and creme colored right now. So i just use a high powered flashlight and hold it up to the big end of the egg in a dark room. Other folks build candlers from an old coffee can where they would install a light bulb in oe side and cut a whole a bit smaller than the egg on the other. Some eggs might be darn near impossible to candle, like those dark shelled marans or really thick shelled eggs. Good luck.
     
  3. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

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  4. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    You have some good info over here. As for what to look for, here's a site I use when candling eggs. Helps bunches. [​IMG]


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


    If the site doesn't work, as it's tempermental on my computer, click the back button and click the link again.

    Good luck!

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