Candling

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TheSpeckledRoo, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. TheSpeckledRoo

    TheSpeckledRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone, I have thirteen wonderful laying hens, four buff orpingtons, four rhode island reds, three isa browns, and two barred rocks. All of which lay brown eggs. I have recently acquired a EE rooster and an incubator. I am trying to hatch eggs at the moment and was wondering if a simple LED light shining through the egg would suffice? or if i would need to buy or make my own candler. Any advice and encouragement is welcome.

    Also, I would like to mention that my rooster was included in my flock about two weeks now and he is not yet dominate. I know my chances of fertility are low but he is not completely on the bottom of the pecking order yet (kinda a pansy). Does anyone have advice about how i could make him the head of the run or does this just have to take time? My roo crowed a few days back but i have not heard him since, could this be because he is to young (i am assuming he is around 8 months old)? Or because he is not dominate yet?
     

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