Candled tonite...not sure. Need help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by fishinchicken, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. fishinchicken

    fishinchicken In the Brooder

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    So I candled tonight and I am not sure what I've got. I want to hope that the light I had was not bright enough but IDK. I put the egg in the whole of the coffee can just the way it was sitting in the turner...skinny end down. When I shine the light it looks like a darker ring about mid way up and then even darker at the top of the egg. What does that mean? I didnt see any veins or anything just darker. I set the eggs on March 6th but had temp. problems on the 8th and 9th. I'm gonna leave them but just wondered if anyone had wisdom to pass on. Thanks.
     
  2. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
  3. fishinchicken

    fishinchicken In the Brooder

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    I'm just using a reg. flashlight. Should I use something with mor power? Could that be it?
     
  4. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
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    It might. Test it by shinning on your hand, if you cant see it then its not bright enough. Ive even turned a lamp over and cut a hole in a box then put the box over the top of the lamp.
     
  5. fishinchicken

    fishinchicken In the Brooder

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    I'm gonna go try it again. Should I leave the egg in the same position it is setting in? I shouldn't turn it over or anything, Right?
     
  6. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    When you are candling? thats fine to turn it. You do know you turn your eggs atleast 3 times daily right?
     
  7. fishinchicken

    fishinchicken In the Brooder

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    They are in an automatic turner.
     
  8. Rscopin

    Rscopin In the Brooder

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    I was having difficulty candling my brown eggs. Using a toliet paper/ paper towel cardboard tube in a completely dark room really helped. I had a mag light at the bottom end and held the egg against the top end of the tube. I could see chicks growning even in my dark marans eggs. 46 out of 48 eggs set to hatch Monday. Yeah!![​IMG]
     
  9. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    Quote:They are great I just got one [​IMG]
     
  10. fishinchicken

    fishinchicken In the Brooder

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    I'm so jealous....this is my first hatch. My hubby bought me an incubator when my hens finally started laying. I'm pretty sure they are fertile eggs. I've seen the roosters being social with all the girls.

    Good luck with your hatch.
     

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