How do you candle Dark eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rsarns, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. rsarns

    rsarns Chirping

    Apr 25, 2011
    I have 40+ Black Copper Marans eggs in my incubators. Some are on day 14 now, the rest in the other 'bator are on day 3. I have tried to candle the original group several times to no avail. I have used LED light, and brightest flashlights available and cannot see through the dark shells. Is there a trick or just sit back relax and hope for the best?
  2. Stacykins

    Stacykins Crowing

    Jan 19, 2011
    Escanaba, MI
    Yea, sit back and relax. Use your nose and give each egg a sniff test instead of candling to smell for duds that may be going bad.

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