Candling Eggs???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Willow's Meadow, May 14, 2011.

  1. Willow's Meadow

    Willow's Meadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So one of my Buff Orpington hens went broody for the first time yesterday. She is sitting on 6 eggs now. I want to candle the eggs to see if their fertile or not.....but I've never candled eggs before. Can I just use a flashlight??? We have LED flashlights too. Since they have only been fertile for two days (if they are fertile) what should I look for???
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Flashlights are easiest. The bright LEDs are SAVIORS.
     
  3. GrannysRoost

    GrannysRoost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LED's ....my friend, but wait at least 4 to 5 days to do so if a light-shelled egg [​IMG] good luck!
     
  4. GiGi123

    GiGi123 Out Of The Brooder

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  5. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

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  6. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should be looking for cloudiness, mass and/or veins in the egg. You should candle around
    day 7 for light colored eggs, and day 10-12 for dark colored eggs, in order to see well inside.

    Heres a picture of one of my very nice looking eggs after incubating for 7 days ~
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    Notice the veins spidering out.

    Happy Hatching!
     
  7. GrannysRoost

    GrannysRoost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Great pic ScissorC [​IMG]
     

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