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Candling eggs question.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by thatduckguyy, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. thatduckguyy

    thatduckguyy Chirping

    Jul 25, 2011
    I have 5 eggs incubating atm. One of them I see movement like feet etc. [​IMG] But the rest of the 4 are kind of still. Are they fine? I was trying to take pictures but I don't have a stong enough flashlight and a good enough camera. Thanks

  2. Wolftalk

    Wolftalk Songster

    Aug 1, 2011
    The Coop :)
    ok this is the best i can do....

    -find the brightest flashlight you have.
    -find the darkest room in your whole house. (closets usually work the best.)
    -hold up the flashlight and place the egg in front of the flashlight.
    -your egg should look dark on top (the small end) and you should see light coming through on the bottom.
    you know they are healthy if they look like that!
  3. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

    Sep 4, 2009
    If you search online, you can find actual pictures of what they should look like for the day you are on. They aren't always wiggly in there, but usually you can see something move. That is, unless you are almost at the end, then you have to look more for the veins around the air sac end. If you see healthy veining showing around the air sac, it usually means you have a good healthy chick inside.
    Good luck.
  4. ChickyChickyBaby

    ChickyChickyBaby Barefoot Bantams

    Quote:How many days?

    I love the movement...usually see that after day 10......the ones that are still could just be resting. No way of really knowing without seeing them move, or waiting until further along to candle.

    Good luck!

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