candling???

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

  1. Chick_in_Indiana

    Chick_in_Indiana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    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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