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how to candle' non-fertilized 'eggs????

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by juice, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. juice

    juice Out Of The Brooder

    May 27, 2008
    Hi all,
    Do you all candle ? I want to start for the occasional blood spot,which is gross to our extended family members. I'm thinking that others would want me to candle to not give them the spotted ones. Any thoughts on the easiest way to do this?
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2009
  2. pipermark

    pipermark Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2007
    high powered flash light , cardboard tube (paper towels or toilet paper), duct tape.

    Tape the tube to the flashlight (the side the light come out above the lens), so that the only light that comes out is through the end of the tube( best to check this with the lights off at night).

    In the dark, place the small end of the suspect egg into the end of the cardboard tube that the light shows through. Hold firmly in place , turn flashlight on , room lights off.

    If you have better eyes then me you should be able to see blood spots.
  3. juice

    juice Out Of The Brooder

    May 27, 2008
    wow! you are smart !!! I was stressing over a more complicated method and didn't even think of your idea....thanks much!
  4. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Sorry... [​IMG]
  5. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    Quote:Tomorrow, when everything is back to normal, people will be wondering what was so funny!! [​IMG]

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