Day 8

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by debilorrah, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I have only candled once and it was much closer to hatch date. So I tried it tonight and I think I could see veins, but maybe not. Hard because most of the eggs are brown. Should I have been able to see something by now??
     
  2. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    For brown eggs, I usually wait until day 10-12..it'll be much easier to see if they are veining...also, make sure your light is VERY bright...that will also help. Good luck!
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Oh thanks!!!! I bought a new maglite today.....
     
  4. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    Another tip, make sure your eyes are adjusted to the dark room before you candle. I wait until I stop seeing those lil white spots LOL
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:[​IMG] The ones I candled before were on day 15 ish.... Those were easy to see which were good and which weren't and they were white/lite in color.
     
  6. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Debi, go to Lowe's and buy you a Surefire 6P flashlight. You can shine that dude through a brick. That's what we use to candle all of our eggs with including the Marans and Welsummer eggs.
     
  7. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    I have an 18V flashlight (uses an interchangeable battery with our power drill, so it is POWERFUL). Of course, I didn't check my eggs to long in fear that it is too hot, but at 4 days, I am seeing veining in the yolk area in half of my eggs (some are fridge eggs, so I'm happy with 1/2!). If you can't tell, I am gonna guess it's the flashlight brightness since yours are older than mine. [​IMG]

    Check out this link...it is a huge help! https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=261876
     
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Ok then from those pics I think I am ok, and I think I have one porous egg.
     

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