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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

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    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

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    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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