Quick Question about Candling

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LaurenV, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. LaurenV

    LaurenV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My neighbor told me, that, when candling, if you put it in a box or can, to put the pointy end down, is this true??
     
  2. BackSwampGirl

    BackSwampGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey there,yes this is true.But if you got a very bright Flashlight,and go in a dark room hold egg small end down and you can see the air sack.How long have you had them in the bator.[​IMG]
     
  3. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What if you're a week into it and they still look like yolks inside...? Is this normal? (pleasesayyes)
     
  4. LaurenV

    LaurenV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    5 days today. :) Its a homemade one, with a homemade candler on top. They are all developing nicely. [​IMG]
     
  5. LaurenV

    LaurenV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you candle, on the yolk, is there a darker spot, shaped like a circle??
     
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  6. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not that I see. :( It is a homemade incubator though, I wasn't expecting much from it. I just set some in a "real" incubator about 20 mintues ago so hopefully they will do better.
     
  7. LaurenV

    LaurenV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope so too:) Keep us posted about your new eggs:)
     
  8. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your help. :)
     
  9. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so I candled my eggs earlier this morning and I saw an eye! (or a heart) But it was small and round! My eggs are too dark to see very clearly but there is definitely development! :D I'm not sure there is enough development for me to go into lockdown on day 18... They might need a few more days but I can't tell for sure. today is day 11. I guess I'll go into lockdown anyway and see what happens. I have 36 more eggs a week behind these 3 so it won't be tragic if they don't hatch.
     
  10. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just used a toilet paper roll and put the egg into one end and shone (shined?) a bright flashlight into the other end.
     

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