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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AmyLynn2374, May 8, 2015.

  1. bantam brood 17

    bantam brood 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone , as anyone got any tips on candling blue eggs, I,m due to candle tmoz day 7 and I know they can be hard to candle, any pointers would be greatly received
     
  2. sideWing

    sideWing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got the Duracell Durabeam Ultra 1000 Lumens from amazon and it is crazy bright. Worked great on my green and blue eggs. I used grey tape to add half of a toilet paper tube to the top of it to prevent light leakage.
     
  3. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    Brightest light you can, dark room, candle from the fat end down. You may have to go by air cell size. Some of my EE eggs are harder to see through than the BCM
     
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  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    LOL. If they made a more dependable product they wouldn't get slammed...lol But, if people had more and better info for the hatching and hatched even semi successfully, their reputation would improve. But when you have an inferior product and then you give even more inferior info on hatching making it more impossible to get a good hatch that's what's going to happen.

    That's how I'd do it. But I would charge only for the chicks that hatch, if they were supplying the eggs. If I was supplying the eggs, then I might charge per egg.

    A very bright light...lol Other than that, I have to tips.
     
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  5. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, there's an edit coming here [​IMG]
     
  6. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    LMAO...Yup- I hate it when I forget that I multiquoted...lol
     
  7. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    Here, let me get that for you
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  8. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    Here is my thought on hatching eggs as a service. One, I don't have the volume to make it worthwhile, but even if I did I don't think I would want to be flooding my local market with chicks that I could have sold myself
     
  9. WalnutHill

    WalnutHill Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    That's what I want to do. The doc I wrote up essentially says that I just stick YOUR eggs in MY incubator and apply heat and humidity for the appropriate time, and that there is a 48 hour window after hatch to pick up the hatchlings (I don't want to get stuck brooding birds unless they are mine). I would have to figure out what to do with non-payers and no-shows, I guess keep the birds...

    I sure don't think there is a market here to run 4 Sportsmans, but my one can pay for itself with just a couple of hatches. If it helps me buy a dedicated hatcher that would be even better.

    Candle into the air cell and look for blood vessels. Don't expect to see much more than that!
     
  10. dan26552

    dan26552 Flock Master

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