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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by luluann, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. luluann

    luluann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am wondering how you all look through your eggs. Mine are brown and I can not see inside them. I do not understand why? Any suggestions?
     
  2. smithfarms

    smithfarms Out Of The Brooder

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    What type of light sorse are you using as a candler?
     
  3. luluann

    luluann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Um... a 75 Watt light bulb might be 65
     
  4. Crooked-Creek

    Crooked-Creek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We use a common 65 watt light with an aluminum bell and cut a peice of cardboard in a circular shape that matches the outside diameter of the bell light. We tape the card board to the light and cut a small hole in the center of the catdboard about 1" diameter. just that an egg can sit in.
     
  5. smithfarms

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    If you us that you need a higher watteg bulb to make it brighter. I made my candler with two coffie cans and a light swich and a 8 foot cord from lowes. I will put a pic on here hold on.
     
  6. Crooked-Creek

    Crooked-Creek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oops, Sent early!! LoL. With brown eggs you won't be able to see as good as you can with white eggs. If the egg glows after two weeks while candling, its not fertile. If it looks too dark while candling, and you can't see through the egg, it's probably full of chicken. LoL! ! Make sure you don't leave the light on for very long with the card board taped to it. It's probably a fire hazard left un attended!!!
     
  7. smithfarms

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    I am unable to put a pic on here mobliely. That is why when I made my candler i put a switch on it so i would not have to unpluge it every time and so I can look at the egg and turn it of fast so that the egg wont heat up.
     
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  8. luluann

    luluann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really full of chicken!!! I got more baby chicks that may hatch!! Is it OK to do a staggered hatch
     
  9. smithfarms

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    what do you mean by staggered
     
  10. Crooked-Creek

    Crooked-Creek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We do staggered hatch's, but we keep moving the babies around in groups based on their progress and size. For instance, a week old baby will pick on a new baby. You need to keep them in groups that match their size, at least till they get old enough to hold their own.
     

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