Need Help with candling eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by luvmypets, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. luvmypets

    luvmypets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi ok so yesteray was day five for our broody, i decided to candle some of her eggs, and the only one i could see into was the white, im new, at this. All her other eggs are brown and maybe our flashlight isnt bright enough, cause i couldn't see through, im really worried that the only eggs she'll hatch is her own. Btw she has eight eggs.
     
  2. Aphrael

    Aphrael Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You need to use the brightest flashlight you can get your hands on and then candle them in as close to pitch dark as possible. When candling you want to shine the light into the air cell portion of the egg. Use your hand or a dark cloth or whatever you can come up with to wrap around where the flashlight meets the egg. The idea is to try to stop as much light leakage as possible. The more ambient light there is, the harder it will be to see inside them.
    Also, it would probably be better to wait till day 7-10 to candle them. The development will be more pronounced at that point, making it easier to see.
     

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