I need your help! Question about candeling a green egg.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Settler'sDreamFarm, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. Settler'sDreamFarm

    Settler'sDreamFarm █ [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]

    Aug 7, 2008
    Ontario, Canada :)
    One of my birds went broody, so I gave her only two eggs. One of them is a green egg and when i candle it(with a regular flash light in a shoe box) I only see dark except the air pocket....... is it a bad thing that I can see the air pocket or is it hard to say? Thanks!
  2. LauraSBale

    LauraSBale Chillin' With My Peeps

    there very hard to see, thats good you can see a air pocket. there has been a couple i just let them go until it was time for them to hatch
  3. Julie_A

    Julie_A Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Brewton, Ala.
    I had Welsummers last and it was the same way. The only thing I could see was the air pocket.
  4. pixie74943

    pixie74943 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Adelaide, Australia
    you said it was under a broody hen though?? If your worried about it going bad, I wouldnt be. In an incubator you have to play mamma hen and throw out any bad eggs, but I would trust your broody to kick it out of the nest if it goes bad.

    As for try to candle.. get a stronger light ?? :p I dont know [​IMG]
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Get the brightest flashlight you can and make sure where you candle them is really dark.

    How far along are the eggs? If they are towards the end of incubation (day 14 or later) all you SHOULD see is dark except for the air sac. Once the chick starts filling up the egg, it looks all dark.

    ETA: I had a hard time seeing into my welsummer eggs. I had to sit still for a while to distinguish movement in them. Even my maglight wasn't bright enough, so I bought a super flashlight for next time with 9 bulbs in it. Gosh that sucker is bright!!!! And it only cost me $5.
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