Candling Stink Bombs!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gasparino1, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. gasparino1

    gasparino1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, we have one chick, and three of the eggs I candled (late) turned out to be stink bombs. [​IMG] There are three eggs left. I have tried candling, but it is completely opaque, and I can see nothing through them. Are these chicks or more stink bombs? Should I toss these eggs?

    Thanks,
    Heather
     
  2. titus2mommy

    titus2mommy Out Of The Brooder

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    I am a complete newbie to candling, so take this for what it's worth...but what we learned is that once they get to a certain size you can't see anything through them unless you tilt the eggs and shine the light over the one end.

    We've positioned ours in egg cartons with the large end up, so that is where the air space is. When we candle, we have to shine the light (LED flashlight) on the side of the egg but right up at that end, and we were able to see just that small air space. Everything is dark.

    Hope this helps. I'm sure someone else can describe it better. Good luck!

    ~Jill
     

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