Candeling eggs?

BlackRubleHatch

In the Brooder
Dec 22, 2015
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9
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I normally don't candle eggs but I'm tired of rotting eggs in my incubator. What days are the best to candle your eggs without hurting them?
 

BlackRubleHatch

In the Brooder
Dec 22, 2015
46
9
26
@annabellaknits thank you! I'm gonna wait till day 7 and then candle. I'm also gonna buy a better thermometer that way I can keep my incubator at exact temp.
 

junebuggena

Crowing
Apr 17, 2015
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I candle every day after day 7. I just can't resist seeing how they grow. Keep in mind, hens get up off the nest at least once a day. A few minutes outside the incubator isn't going to hurt anything.
 

BlackRubleHatch

In the Brooder
Dec 22, 2015
46
9
26
Yea I knew hens get off the nest I just heard that if you candle eggs early then it will kill them so I wanted to clear it up before I candle lol.
 

AmericanMom

Songster
6 Years
Aug 10, 2013
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Yea I knew hens get off the nest I just heard that if you candle eggs early then it will kill them so I wanted to clear it up before I candle lol.

With some of my lighter shelled eggs I candle at day 3 and can tell if there is any action.. I try to stay away but typically candle every couple days after that, I don't have to remove the eggs from the bator and don't use the turner so I have to open the incubator a couple times a day anyways so why not shine the light and see whats going on
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peter98

In the Brooder
5 Years
Jan 22, 2015
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I candeled some of my eggs they arn't clear but they dont have any veins i can see it looks blood red and a little dark when i shine the light from the blunt end
they are six days old and i dont know if they are fertile or not
 

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