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Candleing Brown eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by eddie's reservation, May 20, 2010.

  1. eddie's reservation

    eddie's reservation Hatching

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    How can you tell if a brown egg is fertile?
     
  2. Julie08

    Julie08 Songster

    May 19, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    I only know 2 ways
    1 crack it open and look for the bullseye but that sorta defeats the purpose
    2 put it in an incubator or under a broody for 10 days and candle
     
  3. moorechicks

    moorechicks In the Brooder

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    For me on my RIR it had to be really dark before I could see but when I could it was pretty good. I have read where the real kones like the Black Copper Maran's and such pretty much just have to wait it out. It also depends on the light you are using. I was using one light and it was bad could not see in a white egg [​IMG] Good Luck and hope that helps.
     

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