How to candle porous eggs?!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ZebraChicken, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. ZebraChicken

    ZebraChicken In the Brooder

    Apr 27, 2013
    Eastern Montana
    So i keep trying to candle my porous eggs im incubating but there is so many spots in that i see i can tell if anything is there! I see a darker spot which is the yolk other wise its sooooooooo hard to tell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I need to candle them now its there 6th day and if i dont get them candled they will explode in my incubator!!!! I NEED HELP NOW!! [​IMG]
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité

    Jun 28, 2011
    Tipperary, Ireland
    They won't explode unless they are off and in all the years I've hatched eggs I've had exactly one explode. It's not that common a mishap :). Give the eggs another day or 3 and candle again. You should be able to tell by then if they are viable. And if they look off sniff them. A rotten egg will smell pretty strong if intact, trust me, you'll know. Good luck with the hatch!

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