Is there a special trick to candling BR eggs????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Farm Frenzy, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Farm Frenzy

    Farm Frenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just can't see in them well enough to determine if there's veining or not. I don't want to throw out good ones, and I don't want to leave bad ones in...so that's where I'm at. STUCK!! My flashlight is real good, but the eggs are so dark brown. Any helpful tips would be appreciated.[​IMG]
     
  2. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    Are you doing it in a dark room? How about holding an empty tp roll onto the end of the egg and shining the flashlight through the other end? We tried that on a medium brown speckled egg (black Australorp) last night and it worked great with a high-powered small flashlight.

    Hope that helps. Good luck!
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Wait till dark. Use an LED flashlight OR a slide projector, which is what I use. I do BRs all the time and rarely have an issue unless I'm doing it too early.
     
  4. Farm Frenzy

    Farm Frenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do it at night time in a pitch black room, but it's still so hard to see through. I'm gonna try the toilet paper trick, and see if that works better.
     

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