Such a hard time candling my brown eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RitzHomestead, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. RitzHomestead

    RitzHomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 19, 2015
    Marble Hill, GA
    This is my first time trying to hatch my own eggs. I am on day 9 and I was trying to candle, my candler works great puts a lot of light through the egg, but out of the 8 the only ones I can really see anything in is the two light brown ones. The others I can barely see anything. I think I can see the embryo moving around, but is there any tricks or tips to candle the dark brown eggs?
  2. newwestchick

    newwestchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think they're sometimes just impossible HAHA

    If they aren't stinky or weeping fluid just leave them in - it would suck to toss a good one just because you aren't sure :D
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  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    Thats what I do, keep them if they don't stink or weep, then be surprised when they hatch :D
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  4. newwestchick

    newwestchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have three Marans eggs in the "questionable" section of my bator - and lo and behold I saw two of them moving yesterday (day 15) so went ahead and marked them viable :) Pays to wait it out!

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