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Candleing on day seven..what should i see?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by thechickman04, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. thechickman04

    thechickman04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i candled my eggs today on day seven..and to say the least i had no idea what too look for
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    You should candled down into the big end of the egg in a very dark room.......veining should be seen and the eye or embryo will be quite visible.....
     
  3. thechickman04

    thechickman04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thanyou i candled into the wrong side
     
  4. debbyluvschickens

    debbyluvschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, so the ones with a dark dot in them are good, and the ones that are all light are not good?
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Quote:The dark dot is your embryo swimming around with veining...all light eggs are usually clears but....mark th egg at day 7 with a ? mark and candle again at day 12 or 14 to make sure you are not throwing away a good egg...if it starts to smell funky or is seeping or weeping take it out of the bator for it is really a bad egg and needs to be gotten rid of before it explodes...
     
  6. thechickman04

    thechickman04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a bad feeling that there is nothing in there...do u have a pic of your candler
     
  7. debbyluvschickens

    debbyluvschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much. I think I got it now. Not meaning to change the topic, but I figured it would save starting a new one, I have duck eggs that have been in the bator 4 weeks today, 2 are really light, and 2 are dark, but I cant make anything out, should i be able to see the duck, or will it just look dark? the shells are white so it is pretty easy to see into them, Im just not sure whether to throw them out.
     
  8. Tuffoldhen

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    I don't have a pic of my candler...its just a good small mag flashlight, I think from Lowes or Walmart... works very well for me with brown eggs...

    I have never hatched out ducks so no clue on how they should look.....
     

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