candling!?!?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kookykate328, May 26, 2012.

  1. kookykate328

    kookykate328 Chirping

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    im not sure exacly how old the eggs are but there are 2 and they are about 7 days old. can someone post some pics of what healthy eggs should look like by now please the incubator kept getting a little too cold for some reason so i want to make sure they are still ok
     
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    kookykate328 Chirping

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    pleaseeee
     
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    kookykate328 Chirping

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    thank you! but what do you think the best way to candle the eggs is? i cant really see in the egg the way im doing it and i cant tell if it looks like the pictures or not
     
  4. anbsmom

    anbsmom Chirping

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    I have used a small flash light with a strong bulb before and it worked well. I have a candler now and it works just a little better than the flash light. If you go to the Learning Center link at the top of the page there is a section telling how you can build your own candler.[​IMG]
     
  5. kookykate328

    kookykate328 Chirping

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    Thank youuu. I'll try that but when I tried on a brighter light I couldn't really see anything really. Do you think they are alive in there???? I hope soo but the temp has been going between 98 and 100 usually but once it was down to 96. Do you think they are ok?
     
  6. anbsmom

    anbsmom Chirping

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    Are you in complete darkness when you candle? It makes a huge difference. I even put a blanket over my head to get it really dark. I think that as long as the temp didn't stay low too long that you will be okay. It may slow development and they may hatch a day or two late, but I'm thinking that they will be okay.
     
  7. kookykate328

    kookykate328 Chirping

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    ok thank you! and it isnt too dark eventhough all the lights are off its still light ill try the blanket thing thank you
     

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