I have two questions about candling eggs

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  1. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Q. 1: What is the earliest point that you can see growth in the embryo by candling eggs?

    Q. 2: Can you candle eggs in a dark room with just a flash light?

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. Pancholoco

    Pancholoco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Q1: The best day to candle eggs are from day 7 to 10 That's what I heard here.

    Q2: Yes you can. I do that, is better to candle at night all lights off except flashlight [​IMG]
     
  3. Sally Sunshine

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    Some candle earlier than day 7, but I dont as its a time of tremendous growth and important growth so I dont like to mess with them. Day 7 is a very good day to see movement and veining.... your welcome to all my notes, pics and videos..... scroll to the candle section in hatching 101


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  4. BantamFan4Life

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    Thanks for the info!!!!
     
  5. Becci

    Becci Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you candle in a lit room, well, you won't see much of anything. If you candle with a dull flash light, you won't see much of anything. Providing you have a *very* dark room and a *very* good light, you should be able to see development by day four. I personally use one of those cheapo led lights that you can buy at Walmart for a couple dollars. Below are my Coturnix eggs candled on day 3. Yea, yea, I know. Not the same as chickens, but, what you see in the pictures is what I usually see in my fertile chicken eggs on day 4.

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    Good luck.
     

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