Does anyone successfully candled a FBCMs eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Spartan22, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Crowing

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    4E008C83-AF51-4205-9B87-97B36C7E4398.jpeg Our first time hatching Black Copper Marans eggs from our own hen, my q is how do you candle these pretty dark eggs? Or do you just blindly wait till hatch day? Last year we hatched some bought eggs and we didn’t candle them.
     
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  2. The Phantom

    The Phantom I love birds!!!

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    Lol. I have the same problem. I would just see if they hatch
     
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  3. moomoodiddy

    moomoodiddy Songster

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    It’s just a personal preference. I use a regular flashlight to candle a few times throughout to make sure there are no duds, but with these darker eggs you may have to make a pretty heaving duty candeling box
     
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  4. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Crowing

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    So I guess you can’t really know wether it’s fertilize or developing huh? No wonder Marans are expensive, so mystical :pop we are on day 8 and I feel like I got ants in my pants.:)
     
  5. KYBOY

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    We do later in cycle with a good strong light light. At least 200 lumen
     
  6. SavKel&RynKel

    SavKel&RynKel Free Ranging

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    We have had an okay time with our Magicfly egg candler on our FBCM eggs. By okay I mostly just mean you can usually see the air sac at least a little, but you cant see veining or the embryo. And if you have any "chocolate" eggs, you might as well give up. Haha. There is no way unless you have a commercial light and even then I am not sure. Good Luck! If you find a really good way to tell, let us know!
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    I use a powerful flashlight in a very dark room.
    Try not to 'blind' yourself with the flashlight,
    before you get your hand wrapped around the light and egg.
    Some marans and even green and blue eggs are very hard to see into,
    you should at least be able to monitor the air cell and maybe see some veining early on.
     
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