Candling Eggs - Pictures!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LuannKeller, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. LuannKeller

    LuannKeller Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Greer, SC USA
    I love candling my eggs. I use my projector because it is bright but cool light. Here are photos of 3 results of eggs candled after 5 days in the incubator.

    Healthy embryo below

    Dead embryo below (small red mass with a few disconnected veins - will be death ring soon)

    Infertile (or non-developing) below
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  2. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    Very cool! Thank you for sharing these.
  3. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bryson City, NC
    Such a GREAT idea to use the projector! Wonderful & educational pics you shared. Thanks. [​IMG]
  4. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
    Amarillo, TX
    Awesome photos!!
  5. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    What else can you use to candle? I'd like to take a peek at some eggs... would be a good thing for my homeschooled kiddos to see.
  6. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    planet chicken
    Good idea for the lighting. Thanx a lot 4 sharing! [​IMG]

    I can't wait 2 have a broody in the spring!!! [​IMG]
  7. cozycritters

    cozycritters Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2008
    Tucson, Arizona
    HenMama2-- I did this with my boys last year and just used a normal flashlight in a dark room [​IMG] Or a lightbulb in a box...
  8. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Thanks! I think we'll take a peek at the two eggs that I think my broody pushed out of her nest this morning.
  9. lemoniee

    lemoniee Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 9, 2009
    they are great photos! i tried to candle mine last night with a torch before i locked the chickens up for bedtime but dont think the torch was strong enough? how soon should I be expecting to see something in the egg when i try candling? should I be using a brighter torch? our hen has been sitting on the eggs in the 6th July so wer near to the day21! cant wait!! [​IMG]
  10. animal nut

    animal nut Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    S. E Ohio
    I am so glad you posted this post.. We were just last night trying to candle and did not have a bright enough light. We have a projector.. I will be using it to candle.

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