Candeling........how long before you can tell......

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mtnhomechick, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    if an egg is fertile or not?
    Thanks.
     
  2. mahen8622

    mahen8622 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] i usually candle day 7 or 8 and you can see a small dot that "jumps around i think its the chicks eye. i know other byc-ers candle day 10 its jsut whatever works for you i guess
     
  3. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    Quote:Thanks.......should I keep them at room temp or refrigerate?
     
  4. mahen8622

    mahen8622 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you have a bator?
     
  5. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    No.......I just want to learn how to candle.
     
  6. mahen8622

    mahen8622 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ooooh hmmm y candle if you arent going to hatch?
    i have a homemade candler that makes it really easy and its CHEAP are you interested?
     
  7. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    sure. I get 3 dozen a day and got rid of my roo a week ago. I think some should still be fertile. I can see when I crack them that they are but I want to try an experiment.
     
  8. mahen8622

    mahen8622 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok so what i did was drilled or poked a small whole thru one end of a kleenex box about the size a wood pencil could stick thru then i have an LED flash light i stick inside the box against the hole. with all the lights off i hold my egg ( fattest end toward whole ( you know the end with the air sac)) And thats how you candle you can see movement by day 8 to 10 if viable and depending on the color of the egg you could even see your yolk as soon as you get it! its fun and veery exciting when oyu can see babies kicking and jumping in your eggs!
     

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