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Candeling

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KalikoFarms, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. KalikoFarms

    KalikoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What and when is the best time to candle the choc brown marans eggs? Or just leave them alone and pray?
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  2. babigyrl22

    babigyrl22 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2011
    Caledonia
    Good question. I would like to know too. I tried this morning (day 6)....all I can make out are darkish blobs...at least I can see something right? [​IMG]
     
  3. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    first you need a really good strong light.. and then I would check at day 10... for lighter eggs you can see veins on day 7.. for marans I could never see much til day 10.. but either way you do need a nice bright light or you wont see much at all.. someone recommended a "blood tracker" light.. I tried one and couldnt see anything .. I prefer the OvaScope High Intensity for candling eggs.. but Im sure you could find a nice bright LED light that would work ok for ya
     
  4. babigyrl22

    babigyrl22 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2011
    Caledonia
    I used a small maglight but still super hard to see. I was concentrating so much I think my eyes were playing tricks on me. Maybe I will try to find a brighter light source.
     
  5. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I check mine on day 11 & day 18.
     

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