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Candling Egg Questions?????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sandy sea, May 8, 2009.

  1. sandy sea

    sandy sea Songster

    Mar 19, 2008
    Gavilan Hills, CA
    I have three broodies which have been sitting on nests for 14, 13, and 7 days. I have never candled eggs before but would like to try. Is it OK? Best to do it at night? What should I see in the eggs?

  2. FrizzleFreak

    FrizzleFreak Songster

    Use a good flashlight in a dark room. Make a ring around it with your fingers, if that makes sesns, so that there isn't any light coming out around the edges. Rotate the egg until you find a place where it shows well.
    Seven days: should be veining, possibly a dark spot in the middle. air cell on the round side (clear)
    Thirteen and Fourteen: Should still have air cell, be very dark in the middle, and on pointy end clear with veins.
    Good luck!

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