candling egg question...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by liv4fun, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. liv4fun

    liv4fun Chillin' With My Peeps

    147
    0
    89
    Nov 22, 2011
    North Alabama
    i have candle my eggs on day 8 and not sure what to be looking for. there are some with larger still images in them and some that are small dark images. can anybody explain
    what i need to be looking for on day 8...

    thanks
     
  2. glucke

    glucke Out Of The Brooder

    54
    0
    29
    Dec 14, 2011
    maybe this will help: http://www.egg-incubator.biz/Embryo-Growth.html
    how much you´ll be able to see also it depends on the colour of your eggs. i found that white ones are the easiest to candle and light brown ones are okay, too. but blue ones are challenging and dark brown ones(like maran eggs) almost impossible.
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2012
  3. ashleym

    ashleym Out Of The Brooder

    35
    2
    26
    Oct 15, 2011
    oregon
    hello you want to look for spots, rings,blood vesles by the 8th day you should be able to see somthing about the size of a peanut out of the shell
    or about the size of your pinky nail good luck what helped me is i went to yahoo did a image serch and found some prety kewl pics
     
  4. ashleym

    ashleym Out Of The Brooder

    35
    2
    26
    Oct 15, 2011
    oregon
    on day 8 if you candler is bright enough you should be able to see the chick quite clear and you should see movment
    do a image serch and it should help with comparing them
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by