Candle eggs...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jen4, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    Could someone please tell me how to do this and what I'm looking for... or point me in the right direction... Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

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    Up at the top of this is a LOCKED thread. It's a sticky - it says READ ME on Hatching. In it is a TON of links, including links to candling. You should read all of it.

    There is one link with photos for what they should look like at a bunch of stages, air cell information and a thousand other things you need to get familiar with.
     
  3. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    Thank you
     
  4. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to the addiction [​IMG]
     
  5. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    I ♥ this addiction [​IMG]

    Can you candle eggs that have been in the bator for 23 days or just leave them alone?
     
  6. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

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    It depends how the whole thing went as to whether I check at 23 days or not. If temps ran low for long periods then no. If everything ran on the money I've been known to check then. It's a feel you get, unfortunately it's over time. So you kind of have to make notes, analyze and form your own instincts. Some check on 23, some wait til 24/25.

    Good luck.
     
  7. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    Ok [​IMG]
     

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