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Re: Incubating some eggs?

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:42 pm
by aprille218
If you use the small penlight version of a maglite with a LED bulb in it it works on all but the darkest shelled eggs.

Re: Incubating some eggs?

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:42 pm
by dun
With brown eggs it takes a helluva strong light. Do you know what you are looking for? If you can see yolk it didn;t germinate, you should be bale to see blood vessels spreading out

Re: Incubating some eggs?

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:49 pm
by Bigfoot
dun wrote:With brown eggs it takes a helluva strong light. Do you know what you are looking for? If you can see yolk it didn;t germinate, you should be bale to see blood vessels spreading out


My hand held spot light comes to mind, but it doesn't seem to be working tonight. I'm making the long trip to rural king a little later, I'll see what they have.

Re: Incubating some eggs?

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:17 pm
by dun
I made a candeling deal out of an oatmeal box and a lightbulb. Cut a hole in the solid end about the size f a quarter and put a light bulb inside. I had an old table lamp that I used for the lightbulb. You wuold be surprised how well it works.

Re: Incubating some eggs?

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:25 pm
by slick4591
Curious to know if they are developing, BF?

Re: Incubating some eggs?

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:00 pm
by Bigfoot
slick4591 wrote:Curious to know if they are developing, BF?


Some definitely are. Not sure if they all are or not. Seen some definate veins running through some. Should peep middle of next week.

Re: Incubating some eggs?

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:07 pm
by slick4591
I always take the ones that aren't developing out. It only takes one cracked rotten one for you to learn. lol The egg should be mostly dark when candling now.

Re: Incubating some eggs?

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:11 pm
by Bigfoot
slick4591 wrote:I always take the ones that aren't developing out. It only takes one cracked rotten one for you to learn. lol The egg should be mostly dark when candling now.


I can't be 100% sure if they are not developing, or so dark shelled I can't see. Figure I'll sort it out hatching, and hope none bust.

Re: Incubating some eggs?

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:52 pm
by dun
Bigfoot wrote:
slick4591 wrote:I always take the ones that aren't developing out. It only takes one cracked rotten one for you to learn. lol The egg should be mostly dark when candling now.


I can't be 100% sure if they are not developing, or so dark shelled I can't see. Figure I'll sort it out hatching, and hope none bust.

You should be able to drop them in water, about 100 degrees, those that float are bad

Re: Incubating some eggs?

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:01 pm
by Bigfoot
dun wrote:
Bigfoot wrote:
slick4591 wrote:I always take the ones that aren't developing out. It only takes one cracked rotten one for you to learn. lol The egg should be mostly dark when candling now.


I can't be 100% sure if they are not developing, or so dark shelled I can't see. Figure I'll sort it out hatching, and hope none bust.

You should be able to drop them in water, about 100 degrees, those that float are bad


I will have to do that. Thanks for the tip. It'd be a hot mess if a bad one bust in that incubator.

Re: Incubating some eggs?

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:22 pm
by dun
Bigfoot wrote:
dun wrote:
Bigfoot wrote:
I can't be 100% sure if they are not developing, or so dark shelled I can't see. Figure I'll sort it out hatching, and hope none bust.

You should be able to drop them in water, about 100 degrees, those that float are bad


I will have to do that. Thanks for the tip. It'd be a hot mess if a bad one bust in that incubator.

Hot mess is an under statement

Re: Incubating some eggs?

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:37 pm
by Bigfoot
I did the float test. Did 6 eggs. It was running about half and half on floaters and sinkers.

Re: Incubating some eggs?

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:56 pm
by M-5
Bigfoot wrote:I did the float test. Did 6 eggs. It was running about half and half on floaters and sinkers.


Now you can take the "bad ones" and gently put it in a 1/2 pint jar cap it and shake to break it. Then use it at your own discretion , In an elevator , at church on a car trip . all you want to do is just break the seal a little then close it back real tight . You might even pull a muscle laughing so hard at peoples reactions

Re: Incubating some eggs?

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:49 pm
by Boot Jack Bulls
M-5 wrote:
Bigfoot wrote:I did the float test. Did 6 eggs. It was running about half and half on floaters and sinkers.


Now you can take the "bad ones" and gently put it in a 1/2 pint jar cap it and shake to break it. Then use it at your own discretion , In an elevator , at church on a car trip . all you want to do is just break the seal a little then close it back real tight . You might even pull a muscle laughing so hard at peoples reactions


I just puked a little! :yuck: Thanks a lot M5!

Re: Incubating some eggs?

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:43 am
by Bigfoot
This is day 20, and nothing has peeped yet. I also hear no chirping. I think they all died. I know some made it to day 10 though.