Any value in candling at 17 days?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sophiejw, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. sophiejw

    sophiejw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2010
    I candled my eggs at 7 and 13 days. Took out the ones that weren't doing anything. Got 15 still in there. Is there any value in candling them again now (they are due Saturday) or is it a bit late now and should I leave it?

    Any advice would be great thanks :eek:)
  2. Love my Critters!

    Love my Critters! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Carlsbad, NM
    If you would like to candle them do it today or tomorrow because they should go on lockdown at day 18. If you just candled on day 13, there really won't be much difference in them today. Even if youi don't see movement the egg should be left in the bator to see if it hatches.
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    I used to candle at day 10 then I started to candle when I put the eggs into lock down, but now I candle once in awhile to see how the eggs are developing. I candle after the hatch is over if I have any eggs left to see what stage of development they were at. Sometimes I break the shells open to see.
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2011
  4. floridachickhatcher

    floridachickhatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2011
    yeah i candle at day 7 sometimes and at 18 so that way i will know for sure if the egg is bad or not

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