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PostSubject: Candling eggs   Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:27 am

How many of you guys 'Candle' your birds' eggs?

Last year I bought a new candler through eBay UK. It is a Brinsea product and looks like a flat egg with a little rubber chimney at the pointed end.

It is really good - the best I have ever had - if anyone needs to buy one, I can recommend this type.

Anyway - this morning I candled all our eggs that are near or over 10 days laid. Out of the 6 lots of two eggs I tested - 11 are definitely fertile and one is a maybe. Pity we don't have a lot more, I was hoping for double that, but we have had a few snags.

What about your birds?

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PostSubject: Re: Candling eggs   Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:07 am

I do Phil, but I just hold them up to a light bulb, at 10 days I can see if they are fertile easily, but I alway make sure my hands are clean before I handle eggs, a habit I picked when I had finches
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PostSubject: Re: Candling eggs   Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:53 am

Lofty wrote:
I do Phil, but I just hold them up to a light bulb, at 10 days I can see if they are fertile easily, but I alway make sure my hands are clean before I handle eggs, a habit I picked  when I had finches

same here m8 just hold up to the light ....we got 6 out of 6 in the nest these are going out to one of our members looks like the late breds will go down soon to
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PostSubject: Re: Candling eggs   Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:54 pm

Same here just hold the egg up to the light


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PostSubject: Re: Candling eggs   Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:59 pm

Lofty wrote:
I do Phil, but I just hold them up to a light bulb, at 10 days I can see if they are fertile easily, but I alway make sure my hands are clean before I handle eggs, a habit I picked  when I had finches


Do you think it is necessary to make sure you have clean hands before handling eggs?

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PostSubject: Re: Candling eggs   Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:45 pm

Don't think it matters so much with pigeon eggs Phil , larger eggs and thicker shells, but the finches I had were tiny eggs and had thin shells, always had this theory that any germs on your hands were passed through the shell and killed the embryo, just a little fad I had, maybe absolutely no sense in it, but made me feel better doing it
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PostSubject: Re: Candling eggs   Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:57 pm

I guess it is always batter to be safer than sorrier. Lofty

I will try and remember this next time I am handing a few eggs. After all, I go to a great deal of trouble to make sure I give our birds have the best we can.

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PostSubject: Re: Candling eggs   Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:58 pm

Just hold to the light like most and not bothered about hands
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