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Candling

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jwg423, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. jwg423

    jwg423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need opinions, I am getting black copper marans eggs next week and am wondering what everyone recommends for candling the eggs?
    I ordered the ova view HIGH INTENSITY candler, but am wondering if this will be enough to do the job for those dark eggs?

    Thanks in advance for your input and ideas [​IMG]
     
  2. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    I used a surefire flashlight with my dark eggs. Very powerful little flashlight. And when used on lighter eggs, makes everything inside as a clear as day.

    If for some reason your candler is still not light enough to see the progress in the egg, you can still check for bad eggs very easily. Just use your nose. You can detect the very faint odor of an egg gone bad before it gets REALLY bad or shows any physical symptoms. I give each egg a whiff whenever I candle, regardless of what I see going on in the egg.
     

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