Trouble with Candling

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tia, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    I have some chicken eggs incubating and they are on day 9. I can't seem to candle them. They are pretty dark. I can see there is something in there, but really can't tell much. I used the highest power led light the hardware store had. For the amount of money it cost you think it would have worked. I was in a totally black room with no windows. Haven't really had this trouble before. Anyone have any suggestions. They are brown eggs and bluish green eggs.
  2. I have noticed that my blue and green eggs seem to have much denser shells (or something) when I candle. I can't see
    nearly as well what's going on with them. That said, I bought a new flashlight last week at my feed store. It cost around
    $26 and isn't much bigger than a penlight. BUT! This thing will shoot a beam all the way across our pond to the loafing shed
    in the middle of the pasture, roughly 300 yds. away. It works fantastically for candling; much much better than the leds that
    I have used in the past. You can almost see their eyeballs with this thing. I think the secret is that there is what looks like
    a really thick magnifying lens over the bulb of the light. You might check into one. NAPA auto parts carries them, and, like
    I said, I found my at my feed store.
    Good luck!

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