Candling???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by yanks26, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. yanks26

    yanks26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does the term candling mean? Is that when you flip the egg?
     
  2. Chicken Girl

    Chicken Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Candiling is when you put a light on the big side of the egg to see if there is any development of a baby chick. It is vary fun:ya!! lol hope this helps you!!![​IMG]

    Chicken Girl
     
  3. yanks26

    yanks26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How can you tell if there is development? And is this a necessary procedure?
     
  4. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
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    not really necessary but frees up space...you will see it....at first there are veins and such then you will actually see movement...works best for new folks to use light colored eggs and I can't see nothing in coturnix eggs!
     
  5. yanks26

    yanks26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha ok thank you for your help. You were wonderful and fast.
     
  6. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Quote:IMO, This should be done at least once during incubation (day 10-14) if not the bad/dud eggs can explode in the bator and cause issues for other eggs, and can be a very stinky mess.

    Check this site out for pics on candling.... http://lancaster.unl.edu/4h/Embryology/candling.shtml
     
  7. yanks26

    yanks26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow the people on this forum are great! Thanks for the link Swtangel321!
     
  8. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    No prob !! Also forgot to say ...... [​IMG]
     
  9. yanks26

    yanks26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you rimshoes!
     

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