How do you candle Dark eggs?

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

  1. rsarns

    rsarns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Overrun With Chickens

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    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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