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candle schedule?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by davekrista, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. davekrista

    davekrista Songster

    Jun 9, 2010
    Uxbridge, MA
    Is there like certain days that i should candle? I know I shouldn't candle every day, but is there a schedule of certain days that should candle duck eggs?

  2. SilkiePuff

    SilkiePuff In the Brooder

    Sep 25, 2010
    I do my first candling at day 7, then every 7 days after that.. until 2 days before hatching day.. but everyone has their own methods and such.
  3. Moorat

    Moorat In the Brooder

    Feb 12, 2010
    London, UK
    I candle almost every day ^_^ I think as long as your brief and dont let the eggs cool down or more importantly get too warm from the candler your using then its fine [​IMG] and also to have clean dry hands before touching so the oil on your fingers doesnt block the pores on the egg or transfer bacteria through the pores ..but im no expert hehe [​IMG] but its never affected my hatches and my current ones are hatching now [​IMG]
  4. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    I candle on day 5 then every 7 days. The last being lockdown.
  5. racuda

    racuda Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    North Carolina
    I candle on day 3 because that is the absolute earliest I can see development. And because I'm impatient as all get out. [​IMG]

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