- Nov 6, 2021
Hi. So 4 of my eggs in the incubator where already very hard to candle upon arrival on day 1. They are light color shells but I assume very thick. We have quite a bright flashlight that we tried candling with as well as the incubators own light. Very little light would pass through. It's been getting increasing difficult over the days to see progress of the eggs with candling. We are on day 14 now and decided to try candling tonight. But its got even darker that light just won't pass through. Is there an alternative to candling to ensure chicks development? I heard someone say weigh the eggs in one other post however don't have any good weighing scales. Would the weight change much over the development period? Maybe I can get a digital kitchen scale to try? I was able to very faintly see some shadows of what appeared to be feathers moving in the egg. But was very difficult to see. Just want to ensure I don't leave any deceased eggs in the incubator.