Candling eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by peakpoultry, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. peakpoultry

    peakpoultry Songster

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    What am I looking for when candling eggs. I was told that if you can see through the egg after about 5 days in the incubator then the egg is not fertile. Is that correct? Also when it is fertile what am I looking for, I don't always see red in the eggs, sometimes it's just dark. Thanks everyone! [​IMG]
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    You should see red veining up and down the egg and the embryo or eye bouncing or dancing around. Try not to candle til day 10 that is a really good day for people new to candle to see good growth and know what they are looking for.

    Clears will be just that on day 10, just like candling a refridged egg.
     
  3. peakpoultry

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    Quote:Thank you for the response. [​IMG]
     
  4. sonarjay

    sonarjay In the Brooder

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    try doing a search on here there has been some good threads w/ pics included about candling.
     

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