Candling, top, side, bottom?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by horsechick, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. horsechick

    horsechick Songster

    Nov 14, 2007
    Eaton, Ohio
    I have looked at a lot of the pics here and just wondered is there a "proper" way to candle for best results? From the top down, from the bottom up, from the side?
    I am almost on day 14 w/ 4 eggs in our bator, checked them at 7-8 days and thought there were 2 w/bloodrings and 1 clear. Waited and want to candle again, so I can move out the ones who aren't any good, but I want to be sure I'm not screwing it up.
    And if they are still showing signs of bloodrings should i go ahead and discard, outside?
    Any tips?
    Thank you all so very much!
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2008
  2. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Songster

    Dec 9, 2007
    I have found that candling from the topside of the eggs you can see pretty much everything you need to. The air sac(if its intact or whatnot), the veins and of course the baby moving and kicking around. [​IMG]

    Gonna do this tomorow for a 2nd grade candling project! So exicted!

  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I do it from the top like this.

    That was a day 6 eggs. However, I don't discard anything till day 10.
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    I like candling from the top down too.........but then when I have time I do sides and something extra to see!!...
  5. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Songster

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    So does this mean the pointy side is down?
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Yes, pointy end down and shine the light down from the top.
  7. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Songster

    Mar 6, 2008
    East Tennessee
    I candle with a small maglite with new batteries and like most have said. I also candle the egg all over when I first set them just to find things and make notes, sometimes I toss from the start. Ok the other question was blood ring, once a blood ring always a bloodring.

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