Candeling

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by duckboatprincess, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. duckboatprincess

    duckboatprincess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay... so I set my eggs the day before yesterday. I was just wondering how long until I can candle and can actually see something. Any advice? Thanks!
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Depends on the egg color, but at 10 days there shouldn't be any doubt about what you're seeing when you candle.
     
  3. duckboatprincess

    duckboatprincess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Man... I still have to wait a while yet then. [​IMG] hmm... they're greenish... They are EEs
     
  4. beckychick

    beckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh darn, I set some on Friday and was hoping I could tell earlier than the 7 days.
     
  5. duckboatprincess

    duckboatprincess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set mine Friday too...
     
  6. beckychick

    beckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I guess we will be hatch buddies then. We got awhile to go. Good luck to you. I am jealous of the others on here in lockdown right now.
     
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I'm not saying you can't see something before ten days, but if you're just learning how to candle, by day 10 (unless it's a Marans or welsummer egg) you'll be able to see the veins much better. I've been doing this a long time and even I try and wait until day 10 to candle.
     

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