good egg bad egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Teresaann24, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    ok out of 7 eggs only 1 has showed any progress today it was on day 13 when I candled the egg.

    I am so new to candleing I dont know what I am looking for what I see is something of good size shadow on the side i see some viening but not alot or its real hard to see. I only have a regular flashlight so its really low quality in what I am seeing.

    From what I said does it sound like its a good egg or a bad egg?
     
  2. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Hello, I would imagine if you see "some" veining with only a flashlight, then I would guess the egg is developing.
     
  3. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    an easier way to tell is by placing the egg in water. Good egg sink, bad egg float.
     
  4. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Quote:Oh yes the quality of the flashlight is so bad but I dont know how to explain what I see I see something dark to the side its bigger then what it was before and kinda moves but idk if that was me moving the egg or what but I can see something in it unnormal to just a regular egg.
     
  5. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Master S.M.C :

    an easier way to tell is by placing the egg in water. Good egg sink, bad egg float.

    Wouldnt this hurt the egg by puttng it in water?​
     
  6. griffin45

    griffin45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Master S.M.C :

    an easier way to tell is by placing the egg in water. Good egg sink, bad egg float.

    'cept in the case of eggs you plan to incubate or eggs you are incubating. Direct contact with water is not a good thing for fertile eggs that you want to incubate. Brown eggs are hard if not impossible to candle. If you can't see veining, but you can see shadows, watch for the shadow to begin filling the egg. Around day 18 you should see very little light through the egg shell except where the air pocket is.​
     
  7. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2009
  8. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
  9. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    anyone??
     
  10. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
    Colorado
    Quote:Wouldnt this hurt the egg by puttng it in water?

    YES! Do not put it in water!

    This is for eating. You can tell how fresh an egg is by putting it in water first. This is NOT for eggs that you are incubating.
     

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