Day 10 Candling Dark Eggs 1st Timer!

Haazegirl

Songster
10 Years
Jan 15, 2010
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Southern Minnesota
I'm so worried! I just candled all the eggs it is day 10, my room was totally dark and I used the same high powered flashlight as when I set them. I pulled out 5 or 6 clear/unfertilized eggs which was easy enough to tell. I saw some air sacks, but was worried about all the grey-ness! I don't smell anything awful, and they are all grey! I don't see any veining at all. They are very dark eggs, ameraucana, cuckoo maran, and some other browns. They are my own eggs picked from the girls. The only thing I can smell is the motor from the turner and the plasticy newness of the incubator.

We didn't get enough birds in the freezer this year due to a raccoon mother who decided to ditch the nocturnal habit to feed her kids. So I thought I'd give this a try. A friend has a horror story about the eggs blowing up in the winter with subsequent cleaning and airing out the house. I'm so scared! I've read other similar posts, and will make a more powerful candler. From the other posts it sounds as if most of them might be ok. Any advice?
 

math ace

Crowing
10 Years
Dec 17, 2009
6,678
124
296
Jacksonville, FL
I am doing my first hatching. I am on day 2 . . .. so, I'll be watching this thread for tips. Thanks for starting the thread - hopefully more will join in. I have light and dark eggs to candle soon !
 
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