candleing eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mstricer, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    How soon after setting, can you candle eggs?
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2009
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Well if you really want to see something, I wait 10 days. I know that there are people that candle after 3 or 5 days. But IMO I think it's better for the eggs to be left alone. If you wait 10 days you will be surprised at what you see. [​IMG]
     
  3. chickbird

    chickbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    have you ever thought about the way a mother hen does it, she never candles, does not have water in nest to humidify and leaves nest/eggs to eat,drink,other and still hatches out most of her eggs. i'm thinking about just putting eggs in incubator without water,with turner and not candling and see what happens, i've done this and my first chick out of the batch just emerged, hatching seems to be o.k. with this test run. good luck with your candling.
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2009
  4. Quote:Well if you really want to see something, I wait 10 days. I know that there are people that candle after 3 or 5 days. But IMO I think it's better for the eggs to be left alone. If you wait 10 days you will be surprised at what you see. [​IMG]

    When I was allowed to have an incubator I just left the little bugers alone until day 12.

    This way i knew if I was going to have a good hatch.

    You can take out the incompleted eggs/non fertile ones and leave the good ones to hatch out.

    Day 18 is another mile stone. You can CAREFULLY candle and then leave the eggs in the bator to hatch. You have to remove them from the turner anyway.

    The less you candle the better the hatch you will have.
     
  5. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    3 for my itchy hand, 7 for sure me. [​IMG]

    be careful not to drop them down! many people have drop it when candling. glad haven't drop it. [​IMG]
     

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