Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chick_in_Indiana, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. Chick_in_Indiana

    Chick_in_Indiana Songster

    Dec 14, 2007
    NE Indiana
    I've heard you can put a egg up to a light and tell if it is fertile. Does anyone kow how to make a candler? What should I see when I hold it up to the light? What about a home-made incubator? Can it even be done?
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    You cannot tell if an egg is fertile simply by candling. You have to incubate for a few days and look for the beginning of veins to show or you have to crack a few and look for the bullseye rings that tell you it has been fertilized.

    Use the search feature. There are many incubators here. I have built a few and so have others. There are also photos of candling day by day and chick development.

    The search feature is your greatest friend!


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