Candling Brown or colored eggs.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Foghorn, Mar 31, 2007.

  1. Foghorn

    Foghorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What should I see if I candle a brown or green egg? Will those colors obscure any veins at day 7? Or should I wait a day or two? This is my first time incubating. Just a bit nervous. By the way, they are Silver Laced Wyandottes and Ameraucanas.

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  2. Redneckchick

    Redneckchick Out Of The Brooder

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    My eggs are dark brown(Dominique & RiR) and I find it hard to see much until about 8 days. Can't see veins or any internals , but growing embreos are really dark for after 8-10 days. Good luck on hatching..
     
  3. hencackle

    hencackle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    My green eggs are hard to candle. I think I had to wait until day 10 before I could see shadowing. Do you have a candler? I just use a mini-mag light and turn off the room lights.

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  4. Foghorn

    Foghorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Stephanie, yes, I made a candler and will try to see inside a few eggs later today.
    Half were shipped (Wyandottes) and the other half (Ameraucanas) I picked up locally.

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  5. hencackle

    hencackle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    Great job, Foghorn! I love those Wyandottes & Ameraucanas, so good luck on your hatch.
    Stephanie
     
  6. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    Hey Foghorn!
    Cool candler, I haven't seen anything like that. How's it work?
     
  7. Foghorn

    Foghorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Holy Cow! It works! I actually saw movement! I didn't candle a lot them. Just about 6 or so. I definately saw movement in two and some veins in one. It is kinda tough to see. Some easier than others. But so far it looks like the Ameraucanas are doing fine. I have my fingers crossed on the Silver Laced Wyandottes. It's going to be tough waiting out the rest of the days.
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  8. zimmy

    zimmy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All my eggs are a light tannish brown, and I could hardly see didly out of them.

    But-what is it? Day ten, now? I SHOULD be able to see /something/ by now, right?

    -wants to candle--
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yep, you should be able to see something very veiny inside. Maybe your light isn't bright enough. A small maglite flashlight held to the egg in a dark room works very well.

    I will be candling 47 eggs in four or five days and among those are 6 olive green Ameraucana eggs. Sure hope I can see something!
     
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