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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cool chick, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. cool chick

    cool chick Out Of The Brooder

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    okay so we are trying to find out if eggs are fertile by candling them (holding them I top of a flashlight) are we doing it right? how do we know? we don't want to leave the eggs in the coop because we don't want them to eat them. plus we are getting one weird egg. I don't know what is wrong with it.
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Make sure that you are shining the light down into the egg from the air cell end (fat round end) when you candle. I'm assuming that you have a broody hen that's been sitting on them or have them in the incubator and that's why you are candling for fertility? You can not tell fertility by candling an egg that hasn't been incubated for at least 3-7 days.

    What do you mean by "weird"?
     
  3. cool chick

    cool chick Out Of The Brooder

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    we have a rooster and he's already started humping them and we don't have a incubator
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Do you have a broody hen sitting on them?
     

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