Candleing darker eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jbowyer01, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

    Aug 29, 2008
    Hogansville, Georgia
    Hi all I have 5 little eggs in my bator. They are from my bantam cochins and my BBR's. I am able to see good viening in my BBR's eggs they are a light cream color but I can really only see the air cell in my cochins eggs (and thats with a little difficulty) , those eggs are a darker brown color. Do ya'll have any secrets on candeling them?
     
  2. Clay In Iowa

    Clay In Iowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Try Marans.... [​IMG]

    I use a 3 watt LED mini mag light. If it's very dark in the room and I wait a few minutes for my eyes to adjust it work OK. It's not great but just OK.
     
  3. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

    Aug 29, 2008
    Hogansville, Georgia
    Thanks! I cant even imagine doing marans!
     
  4. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Really dark room with a bright flash light.
     
  5. HappyHatch'en

    HappyHatch'en Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They make candlers that are for dark eggs...the LED flashlight will be the most economical....
    Happy Hatch'en
     
  6. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    I use a Surefire 6PL flashlight, they now carry them at Lowe's for $85. If you have $85 to spend it's worth EVERY dime.
     
  7. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    Somebody mentioned using an old movie projector for marans.....
     

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