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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jason180sx, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. jason180sx

    jason180sx Songster

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    hi
    i bought hatching eggs at my chicken fair and i put them under my light sussex and she is on 26 days!! no chicks. thought it was 21 days for them to hatch
    are the eggs fertile or not and i don't know how to candle eggs.
    help me please
     

  2. jason180sx

    jason180sx Songster

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    please help
     
  3. farmgirlforever18

    farmgirlforever18 Songster

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    if you have a flashlight you can use that to candle them and they take 21 days to hatch the might not be fertile
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Use a flashlight, it's what I do. Cup your fingers/hand around the light, and place the egg in your cupped fingers so that no light escapes, and shines directly into the egg. Do this in a dark area.

    A fertile egg should be nearly black with very little light shining through, only some at the blunt tip of the egg.

    An infertile egg will illuminate red with just hints of darker red floating around.
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If you are 'for sure' on 26 days, the eggs are not fertile.
     

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