Candeling eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BlackRubleHatch, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. BlackRubleHatch

    BlackRubleHatch Out Of The Brooder

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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?
     
  2. annabellaknits

    annabellaknits Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think standard is 7, 10, and 18. But I candle whenever I want lol
     
  3. BlackRubleHatch

    BlackRubleHatch Out Of The Brooder

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    @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.
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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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.
     
  5. BlackRubleHatch

    BlackRubleHatch Out Of The Brooder

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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.
     
  6. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 [​IMG]
     
  7. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like to candle on days 7, 14, and 18. Sometimes if I'm not sure on some of the eggs I'll candle on day 10 too.
     
  8. peter98

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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
     
  9. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could you post pictures? How do they look now?
     
  10. peter98

    peter98 Out Of The Brooder

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    Today I finally saw veins in the egg [​IMG]
     

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