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I put eggs in incubator today, my first time doing this. How many days in the incubator should I be able to candle the eggs to see if they are developing?
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What color are they? Brown's take 5-6 days. Dark brown (Marans, Barnevelder, Welsummer) require 7-8, at least. Green or blue is maybe 4-6. White's can be seen as early as 3-4.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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They are barred rocks and silver laced wyandottes
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Most typically candle on day 7, thats when its easiest to see development, especially if you're new to incubating and aren't really sure what you're looking for. Thats when I'd start, if I were you. And if you have clears or eggs you aren't sure of, pop them back in and let them go another week. By 2 weeks in, what's good and what's bad is very obvious.

Good luck with your first hatch!
Nikki
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