Candled today

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by skillswife, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. skillswife

    skillswife Songster

    Jul 19, 2010
    SW Montana
    Looks like 6 of 7 eggs are developing. Its day 4 of incubation of by Lemon Blue Cochin eggs, and my incubator instructions said to candle at day 3-4 and day 14. I am not going to remove the other egg since this is my first time and I might be missing something but everything looked good. The waiting process is crazy though, I want them to hatch now, lol! Just thought I would share that exciting news!

  2. KZ

    KZ Songster

    Aug 9, 2010
    Fountain, Colorado

    That is so cool! I am sure glad you are not tossing out any eggs after only 4 days. I am going to wait for 10 days to candle mine. Well, I might sneak one out in a few days ......
  3. chickenman17

    chickenman17 Songster

    Mar 27, 2010
    Southeast Oklahoma
    I candle a few random eggs on Day 3, and candle them all on Day 10. On Day 10, I also mark the ones i'm pretty sure are duds but leave them in the bator. Then on Day 14, i candle the marked eggs just to make sure they're bad. Then I throw 'em out. Best of luck to you!!!! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2011

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