Candling Welsummer eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by halo, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Is there anyway to do this, or do we just incubate to the end and pray?
     
  2. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometime after day 10 you will be able to see a bit. When the air cell gets larger you will be able to tell if there is movement if you watch long enough. It is pretty hard but you can tell if they are duds or not. It is hard to describe but it is not impossible to candle them I had a bigger problem with the green eggs.
     
  3. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I candled my Welsummer eggs at day 10 and 15. Day 10 gave me a good idea of what was going on. By day 15 I could tell which had growth and which were duds.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I'll have this happy problem very soon myself. Good to know.
     
  5. Nmarine1057

    Nmarine1057 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine have looked the same from day 10 just a black mass on all of them is this correct or if not what should i be able to see?
     
  6. BrownSheep

    BrownSheep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ended up doing option 2
     
  7. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    I see (or don't see) why lt brown eggs should be included if possible during each hatch. Yeah, more chicks.
     

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