candleing

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jimz1, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. jimz1

    jimz1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What should I see when I "candle" an egg. I'm not using an actual candle. I'm using a pretty strong flashlight. Also When should I start to see something? She's been on them for 1 week tomorrow.
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    That's a very good link.

    As for candling you'll want to do it in a dark room and cup your hand over egg and end of flashlight. Make sure to wash hands well first before handling eggs. It's cool to see the vein development but I mostly candle to keep track of air sack development day 10 to see if humidity adjustment is needed. Also to check for duds come day 18 before lock down.
     
  3. DirtCreature

    DirtCreature Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you could also check this link out. its a video on youtube.

     

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