Is anything happening??? Incubation help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by momof3gurlz, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. momof3gurlz

    momof3gurlz In the Brooder

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    New to incubating and we are on day 11. We have 24 RIR eggs from our own flock (collected over 5 days and kept at room temp until incubating) and we candled at day 7. We found it really hard to see anything (brown eggs) and tried a couple different candling methods. We decided to wait a few more days and tried again last night (day 11) We see a mass, but not much else. We have candled from both ends and still cant tell. Its very frustrating! Room is totally dark and tried 2 different led lights. Incubator has been consistant at 38C and 55-60 humidity.
    Any suggestions on ways to find out if anything is developing??
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    A brighter candler is my only suggestion. Find a small flashlight with the most lumens possible and try that out. My candler is a small 250 lumens flashlight and it has no trouble with brown eggs.
     
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  3. feedman77

    feedman77 Crowing

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    Except for maran eggs. The light off my cell phone usually suffices to see what I need to.
     
  4. oregonkat

    oregonkat Crowing

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    I use an Incubrite flashlight and it works very well. I can even see the air cell in my dark marans eggs, but that is all with those beauties. Available on the Ama..... I think.
     

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