candling!!!!!!!!! help!!!!!!! help!!!!!! help!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jt813, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. jt813

    jt813 Chirping

    Feb 9, 2012
    so im new to this hatching thing and its day five in my hatch and i need to know how to candle if anyone has tips plese say them it would really help

  2. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Crowing

    Mar 29, 2011
    Firstly, please don't take this the wrong way but I don't think saying "help" 4 times in one post will really help you get your question answered any faster. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    What I have heard about candling is you should always wash your hands before and after candling eggs. This is to prevent any bacteria from entering the eggs. Basically all that you do is go into a dark room (the darker the better) and shine a strong flash light through the egg while holding the egg in your other hand. You should hold the egg pointy end down.

    Good Luck!
  3. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Songster

    Mar 25, 2011
    S.E. Michigan
  4. jt813

    jt813 Chirping

    Feb 9, 2012
    thankyou tht helped alot

  5. erijn5

    erijn5 Songster

    May 8, 2008
    South Central IL
    This early I don't think your going to see as much as your wanting is better to check around day 10...then you see alot is sooo cool..I love candling! [​IMG]
  6. floridachickhatcher

    floridachickhatcher Songster

    May 22, 2011
    yeah i candle mine on day 17 so that i know for sure which are duds cause by day 17 the day before i stop turning them if you see zip then you know its a bad egg i made my own candler by taking a tin can and punch out a hole the size of a quarter and stick a light under it so that the light is forced though the small hole and place the egg over it for just a second and then back in it goes and then i wear gloves the ones you wear when washing dishes so that i can handle them without worrying about my hands
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2012

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