dark shelled chicken eggs....unable to candle.....help!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by critters, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have incubated and hatched ducks, muscovy ducks and guineas......

    my daughter in law had given me some chicken eggs to incubate for her...
    these eggs are very dark shelled...unable to candle/can't see thru shell...
    is there any way to tell if the eggs are good without candling or do I
    just need to wait for due date??
    since I have incubated and had successful hatch rates I thought chicken
    eggs wouldn't be a problem....but I was wrong...can't tell whats going on...
    guinea eggs were hard to candle but these darker shelled chicken eggs
    are somthing else.....

    anyone?? [​IMG]
  2. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Are you talking dark brown or just normal brown or blue or?? I don't think you can candle the really dark brown eggs. If they have really gone bad they will float. If medium color you may just need a brighter light or darker room. [​IMG] When all else fails, patience is a virtue. [​IMG]
  3. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

    May 1, 2011
    Olathe, Kansas
    Could you just get a very bright light?
  4. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2010
    I used HIGH INTENSITY 150 LUMEN LED light from Costco and it work just fine for Black & Splash Copper Marans eggs. You can buy a package of 3 for under $20.
  5. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Good info to know! [​IMG]

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