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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pbjmaker, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Ok I couldn't wait till day 10 to candle again so as I was turning them I quick candled my 42 assorted eggs. At least 6 of them have definate development going on - but it looks like 4 of those have floating air cells. A lot of the eggs are a dark brown - so its hard to tell what is going on in there.

    But YAY for 6!
     
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Good luck, I got a flashlight from Wal-Mart, Rayovac 81 lumins (spelling) and you can see with the bown eggs. It works good. But it did cost $24.99.
     
  3. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    I am using an LED light - I guess I should rephrase that as all I can see is a dark blob [​IMG]

    Except what I think are the Maran or Pendesca eggs - My neighbors son has a $150 scuba diving flashlight that would really light things up - might ask him if I could borrow it sometime next week.
     
  4. Julie08

    Julie08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    I just bought a regular candler from the feed store for $14.95 works great.
     
  5. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Can you see veins? Even with dark eggs you can usually see the veins if they are developing.
     
  6. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    I took mine in a really dark room, no windows, no light. I could see the Marans development with a homemade 40 watt candler, but they weren't the darkest eggs.
     
  7. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    I took them in my closet:D

    As of now all I can see is the dark blob of the yolk. This happened with my first batch and I thought they weren't developing but I left them in the bator. Lo and behold most of the ones I questioned did develop chicks. I'll just wait them out some more unless I see bad signs.
     
  8. Jubaby

    Jubaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had some difficulty seeing into my Marans and Ameraucana eggs. Today one of my "dark blob" eggs is hatching. I guess there hope yet!
     
  9. clarkestep

    clarkestep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My DH has this headlight flashlight that he uses when he backpacks. It has a white light and a red light. I was messing around trying to candle my eggs and on the darker eggs I could see better with the red light. Couldn't see everything but I could see more.

    JC
     
  10. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hooray! It's always a relief to know that something is growing in those eggs while you are trying to patiently wait. [​IMG] Sam's sells a double pack of flashlights with 150 lumens for $28 and that's what I bought to candle with. That was the best $28 that I ever spent! [​IMG]
     

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