Help! Chicken eggs to dark to candle?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by molly1chickens, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. molly1chickens

    molly1chickens Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 13, 2016
    I have a few chicken eggs that are very dark and some have dark speckles on them so it is very hard to candle them because they are not opaque and I can't see properly. What should I do?
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    What I do is don't candle. I weigh eggs to determine if they're losing the proper amount of weight. I remove any leakers or stinkers. At lockdown I try to candle to see if there is much clear space or if it is all dark.

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