candling dark colored eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Cluky, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. Cluky

    Cluky Songster

    Apr 13, 2012
    hello, so I am by no means someone who is experienced with incubation, but one of my hens went broody so I decided to to crazy and stuck some eggs under her. so far she has been a pro, BUT I have hit a bit
    of a snag because without thinking forward I stuck some very dark eggs under her and doesn't look like I can candle them well now. so anyone know how I can figure out if things are going ok? weight of egg? stronger light?
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2013
  2. Sphinx

    Sphinx Crowing

    May 10, 2010
    Either use a stronger light, or just don't worry about it.

    When I hatch FBCM marans eggs, I usually can't see inside. I do the occasional sniff test to make sure they're not smelly, and otherwise, I just leave them be and hope for the best.

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