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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Unexpected chicken lover, Mar 22, 2018.
So nervous...and i have olive eggers n marans un there...tips on candling??
I have only hatched once, so I don't know a whole lot I wouldn't suggest candling every single day, it can be rough on the embryo. I candled on day 7, 12, 14, and on lockdown (day 18). Toss any dead embryos, if you don't they can rot and possibly explode, contaminating the other eggs.
You can find any kind of light around the house to candle, I just used the flashlight on my phone. I candled at night so it was really dark.
Keep us posted!!
Here are some links that helped me when I was hatching:
Thank u so much i feel kinda dumb since its my first time and i got superdark eggs
Oh, don't feel like that! I have kept chickens for 5 years and am still asking questions all of the time!
Dark eggs are very difficult to candle, you might need to get a very small but very BRIGHT light in order to candle them.
May i ask if u candle as early as day 4? Im lost n scared lol
You certainly can candle this early, but I would ease up on the candling until day 7.
If they are growing correctly on day 4, they should look like this:
Let me know how they're growing!
Thank you...but i shall try to refrain from candling til day 7
You're welcome! Haha, okay!