What do I look for when I candel eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Maryallison77, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. Maryallison77

    Maryallison77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am BRAND new to this and just wondering what I am looking for. I have 7 eggs I bought off E-bay for my Japanese Bantam. Today is day 7 for my eggs under my broody chicken. Egg# 4 eggs real veiny & 5 others are solid looking. Then #7 is just empty looking. Now I am candeling with my kids princess flashlight too....best flashlight in the house [​IMG]

    Any tips on candling or what am a actually looking for in my eggs???
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2008
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  3. erin0415

    erin0415 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is some websites that have great pics. If in doubt, keep the egg unless it is cracked, stinky, or oozing. I have had some that I thought were no good that ended up hatching chicks. After a couple of hatches it will become easier recognize an infertile egg or if things don't seem to be developing as they should. The brighter the light the better. You will quickly realize this if you compare lights. Just make sure that you don't keep a light that produces a lot of heat on the eggs too long. You don't want to fry them.

    http://www.nifty-stuff.com/candling-eggs.php
    http://lancaster.unl.edu/4h/Embryology/CandlingPhotos.shtml
     
  4. Maryallison77

    Maryallison77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks! soon as it gets dark I will be out looking at them again--hehe!
     

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