Peafowl eggs and candling reposted here

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Gruber12, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. Gruber12

    Gruber12 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 6 peafowl eggs in my incubator they have been in for over 2 weeks, today I finally got a strong enough torch to try and candle light and when I did I found two where clear glowly. 3 where dark in the middle glowy at the ends and one was completely dark.


    Is this a good thing or bad


    was sent to this section of ze forum for help
     
  2. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another two weeks to wait!
    You are in the southern hemisphere?
     
  3. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dark is good, you might need a better torch (flashlight), I really like the new multibulb led flashlights. They don't get hot, hot is bad. Youu need to be somewhere as dark as possible so you can see clearly. You would like to see dark veins through the middle portion of the shell. Eventually as the egg develops, they merge and it becomes dark. You would like to see a nice clear space at the top of the egg, that is the air sac. Don't spend too much time playing with the eggs, because getting chilled can kill them. Sometimes you can see the chicks moving around in a nice healthy developing egg.
    Eggs which remain clear - no veins, no darkening, no development, should be removed from your incubator so they don't burst and contaminate your good eggs
     
  4. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your completely dark egg is probably the farthest along in development. Thereis most likely an air sac at the blunt end,but you may not be holding the light in such a way to see it
     
  5. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are lots of candling photos and some videos on the internet, those will help you figure out what you are looking for. Good luck!
     
  6. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only difference between candling chicken eggs & pea eggs is that peas need a strong light source cause eggs are a little harder to see through sometimes. And of course the timeline is different, peas take 28 days
     
  7. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When the egg is to the point of hatching, it internally pips into that air sac and then the whole egg can look dark. That is a whole 'nother discussion :-D and I need to be on a keyboard, not tapping a cell phone screen for that one
     
  8. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Exactly how old is that dark egg?
     
  9. Gruber12

    Gruber12 Out Of The Brooder

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    they should all be the same age the 15th of november should be day one


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    and yes Iam in australia NSW
     
  10. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was just wondering if the darkest egg might have been farther along and nearly to hatching, some folks incubate under broody hens before incubating, and sometimes folks find eggs after the peahen has been sitting on them for awhile.

    Might just have been how you were holding the light. Helps a lot to hold the light up to the blunt end and shine the light through the air sac while slowly rotating the egg... Look for videos online to help you interpret.

    If November 15 is day one, then you have 11 days to go (or maybe 10, you are ahead of us, I think), good luck!
     
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