Candling eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Minsara, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. Minsara

    Minsara Out Of The Brooder

    Anyone know about candling eggs.I candled my chicken eggs and take photos.but I don't know to tell there is a alive embryo.are anyone know about that.Today is 18th day of incubation.If you know about that I will send you candling photos.
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    At day 18, there shouldn't be too much to see. You should be able to make out the air cell at the fat end, but everything else should be dark. Sometimes you can see some veins near the air cell, and some wiggling in that area too.
    Good luck.
     
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2014
  3. WrapChick

    WrapChick Out Of The Brooder

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    I can usually see movement and edges of feathers. If I don't see movement I will tap the egg with my nail and move the candle g light around to see if I can get it to wake up and move. There are always a few that I don't see any movement but just mainly darkness in there with light at the top of the egg. I will still always set those as well. The only ones I do not put into the hatcher are the ones that are obviously bad.
     

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