Candling Attempt - Does It Look Right?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kangasox, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. Kangasox

    Kangasox Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2015

    Ok...made a candler and tried it out. My duck eggs are arriving tomorrow, so I wanted to practice to see if this looks right? I used the lightest tan chicken egg from the Farmer's Market I had, I assume it's unfertilized and has been refrigerated. But is it glowing enough? I could not discern an air sac or yolk, I don't think. Will it be obvious with a lighter colored fertilized egg? Just want to be sure I'm on the right track before I candle the real deal. Thanks!
  2. WalnutHill

    WalnutHill Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 16, 2014
    SE Michigan
    The air sac is right at the level of the cardboard, and in a fresh egg will be small and shallow, between the size of a dime and a quarter. Tilt the egg a bit to get a look at it.

    The yolk is in the dark shadow near the upper third of the egg. You can't tell if an egg is fertilized until it has had a couple of days of incubation.
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