Best time to candle ? Geese and Guinea Fowl eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RacheleMarie, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. RacheleMarie

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    I hope my my eggs are fertile! when is the best time to candle Geese eggs and guinea fowl eggs ? Which day
     
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  2. oregonkat

    oregonkat Crowing

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    I do not hatch either kind but I can't imagine that the schedule for these eggs would be necessarily too different from a chicken: 7 to 10 days in to get a real sense of what is going on and then again in another 7-10 days again. Hope this helps a little!
     
  3. Fields Mountain Farm

    Fields Mountain Farm Beyond Poultry Dome

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    Hello:frow. Have to say first, I apologise for the not so great pic.
    This is one of my goose eggs at day 5.
    If you look closely you can see veins coming from a redish dot. It's developing..
    Good luck and hope this helps.
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    oregonkat Crowing

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    I think that's an awesome pic. Perfect for explanation!
     
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    Fields Mountain Farm Beyond Poultry Dome

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    Hahaha... Thank you.. my phone drives me batty trying to get good pics ...
     
  6. RacheleMarie

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    My incubator's temperature and humidity keeps fluctuating between 97- 100° . It hit 102 for about 5-8 minutes... guinea Fowl eggs are on day 7 and geese eggs are on day 4... do u think the temperature killed them?
     
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  7. oregonkat

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    No. Not long enough to severely affect the internal temp of the eggs. Watch the temperature though, you dont want a longer spike. Are you using calibrated independent instruments? Hygrometer and thermometer both need to be calibrated to be sure about what is going on with your incubation so you can relax a little and not make yourself nuts...:) What kind of incubator are you using?
     
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    Is it a still air incubator or does it have a fan?
     
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