what am I looking at...is this good?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickaroo3, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. chickaroo3

    chickaroo3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok ....Do not know what I am looking at....I set the eggs on fiday afternoon/ evening so technically we are in the middle of day 3...I couldnt handle it anymore and had to candle a couple....I use one of the new fangaled light bulbs...lower heat and a cup with a hole in the bottom...all I could see was a dark circle.....wasnt a very high powered light and I couldnt get even close to complete darkness in the room...10:28am here...is this a good thing ....that I am seeing a dark circle
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  2. Chemguy

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    chickaroo3 Out Of The Brooder

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    No it is not a blood ring....I have looked at all of the pics for candling on BYC and it doesnt appear to be a blood ring....it is a dark circle completely shadowed in inner part of the circle...no ring
     
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    then again ...the light wasnt that bright and the room was lit....I guess I will try again tonight when I get home from work and have a brighter light. Will it hurt the chicks/ embryos if I use a small high power flash light or would it be smarter to just get a strong led light?
     
  5. Chemguy

    Chemguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, I've been away and didn't see your post until today. Did you get a stronger light? What did you see? An LED will work really well, but so will an incandescent.
     
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    Hey...I candled all of the eggs today....every single one is up and growing....a good light,dark room, and a couple more days helped!
     
  7. Chemguy

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    That's great news! Good luck with you hatch.
     

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