candling Green eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BeauTabiano, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. BeauTabiano

    BeauTabiano Out Of The Brooder

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    all my eggs are easy to see into exept all the ameraucana ones ? i mean you cant see through them at ALL . i put the egg on the candeler and its black , i thought it might have been a bad egg but all 4 green one are pitch black when i try to candle them , why cant i see through them like all the other eggs?
     
  2. A.J.'s

    A.J.'s Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The green eggs are more dense. Making it impossible for light to go thru them. Other eggs on the otherhand are less dense making it easier for light to travel thru them. compare smoked glass to clear glass. ..... different composition. ????
     
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  3. skand

    skand Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2008
    Odessa, Tx
    whew. thought I was the only one going uhhhhhhhhhh where you at lil egg. lol
    If you wait about to day 10 to candle it, you might get to see the air sac. Depends on the density of green. We have a couple that are lighter green that you can see through after day 10. Then there's the one that is so dark green that we just wait till it hatches to see how it's doing!
    Green is the ameracauna version of a brown egg.
    Good luck
     
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  4. BeauTabiano

    BeauTabiano Out Of The Brooder

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    i can see the air sacks but thats it lol , i hope its a good sign
     
  5. skand

    skand Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2008
    Odessa, Tx
    If you can see it, and it doesnt look too huge, it's a good sign. How far along are they?
     
  6. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Perhaps you need a stronger light as well. I was able to see through mine - a little more difficult but I could see.
     
  7. skand

    skand Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2008
    Odessa, Tx
    lol Can I send you all my dark green ones?
    They are like the darkest olive green, and when you open them up, the inside has a blue hue to it.
     
  8. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:To me? Go for it - I use a spotlight! [​IMG]
     
  9. skand

    skand Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2008
    Odessa, Tx
    We have a floodlight that we put in a box with a hole in the top. All I can see is the air sac. lol Someone one time posted about finding this lil tiny led flashlight that was super frikin bright at Home Depot, I think if a floodlight wont work, that that lil light wouldnt work either.
    Does your spotlight get too hot after about,, oh 40 some odd eggs?
     
  10. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:My light gets HOT right away almost - I can get perhaps ONE egg done before its HOT.

    I put a measuring cup on top of the glass of the spotlight - (don't laugh) I then used a plastic coffee can lid, with a hole cut out - even with the lid being black it still didn't block the light, so I had to get a piece of thick fabric to put OVER that, and put an elastic around to hold it down.

    [​IMG] Hey it worked!

    Only eggs I had trouble with were the green POUROUS eggs, those were very difficult to see into.
    When in doubt, just leave the egg in the bator till the end. (unless something smells wrong)
     

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