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

    Oct 9, 2008
    Near Wilton Iowa
    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

    Jan 31, 2009
    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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