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Candling brown eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by leasmom, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. leasmom

    leasmom Songster

    May 25, 2008
    How do you candle brown eggs?

  2. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    Yorkshire, Ohio
    With a bright light. I candled some Welsummer eggs recently with great success. I used an old two gallon plastic ice cream container. I cut a 1" hole in the bottom of the container, then mounted a light with a 75 watt bulb inside it with some screws. All eggs that were left after candeling hatched. You can't see as much detail in brown eggs as you can w/ white, but with a little practice it can be done. I don't try and candle them until at least day 10. After that it is much easier to tell if it is fertile and developing.

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