Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by can you hear me now?, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2008
    Southwest Missouri
    is there an wasy way to candle an egg without making some sort of contraption? I just put 6 in incubator tonight. A few of these eggs have been waiting for about a week to go in and I would love to see if they are started yet. Please be a great answer on this one. This is so exciting to me. This is my first hatch and I have been reading on this for some time now and think it will go well but would really love to see if i got stuff forming already or not.
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I just use my trusty surefire 6p flashlight that I keep in my pocket. I just put it against the top of each egg in the turner or tray when I am candling for clears. Can do about a dozen a minute so it's quick, easy, and no need to move the eggs thus no chance of dropping one on accident. I don't remove eggs till day 14 though to be sure.


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