help please ....candling question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bantaclear, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. bantaclear

    bantaclear Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 650 lux flashlight, is that good enough to candle with?
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2011
  2. ShortCircuitRanch2332

    ShortCircuitRanch2332 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    try it lol if it works use it not to sure what lux are I go by watts and candle power LOL
     
  3. greening

    greening Chillin' With My Peeps

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    check and see. depending on how old your eggs are, see what you can see with it. if you cant see much and you should be, you might need a stronger light or there might just not be anything in your egg. trial and error is how i found my candling light but im not quite sure what it is.
     
  4. bantaclear

    bantaclear Out Of The Brooder

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    It works really good for the white eggs that i have in there. As for the austalorp eggs that i have in there, ha cant hardly see through the shell. Should i not be feeding my hens a layer feed?, it is supposed to make the shell stronger, should i start them on a broiler mix?
     
  5. greening

    greening Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats how my light is too. i can see perfect in the white eggs and not very well with the dark eggs. i waited until they smelled or until they were day 14 ish because then you can see the air sack and you can see movement.
     

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