HELP!!! Candling ??????

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  1. hobbychick

    hobbychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK I have been candling my eggs and they are at 5 days. I have them in egg cartons, small end down, turning them 3 times a day. When I candle them I can see veining, :)but it looks like to me that the air cell is in the small part of the egg.[​IMG] Why????[​IMG]
    Is this normal? They are all like that. What should I do?
     
  2. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    put the light on the big end of the egg and you can see the air cell beter
     
  3. hobbychick

    hobbychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The big end is where I can see the veining.[​IMG]
     
  4. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    come from the top with light, ( shine down the egg)
     
  5. hobbychick

    hobbychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a dark spot at the large end of the egg and it is positioned at a slant and that is where I can see the veins. Then the rest of the egg the light shines through. [​IMG]
     
  6. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the dark spot is chick, the space above it is the air cell, and the space below it is where chick will grow
     
  7. hobbychick

    hobbychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the help!![​IMG] I think this candling stuff is just going to take some practice. I haven't done it enough to really know what I am looking at. As the egg gets more full will it be easier to tell??[​IMG]
     
  8. Huny

    Huny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are 5 days old too, and I can tell some exactly and some I am just scratching my head (what IS that? Two air sacks? A blood ring? a vein?) Can you post pictures?
     
  9. hobbychick

    hobbychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya, I will see if I can get a picture. I do not know how well I can take one in the dark.
     
  10. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where should I be looking for the veins? This is my first hatching experience and I trying candling for the first time.
     

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