Candling, top, side, bottom?

horsechick

Songster
12 Years
Nov 14, 2007
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Eaton, Ohio
Hi,
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!
Angela
 
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Tsagirl

Songster
12 Years
Dec 9, 2007
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Springfield,OR
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.


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

Enjoy!
 

Tuffoldhen

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jan 30, 2007
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WV
I like candling from the top down too.........but then when I have time I do sides and bottom...lol...always something extra to see!!...
 

Eggseronious

Songster
11 Years
Mar 6, 2008
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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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