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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by enochabell, Jun 2, 2011.
How early can you candle eggs?
if its a white egg, you can start seeing things on day 4, but you can't really tell until day 7
Thanks tomorrow will be day 4 and I really just want to make sure they are fertile and I guess if I can't tell I'll try again in 7 days.
Welcome to BYC!
For light colored eggs ~ Candle around day 7
For dark colored eggs ~ Candle around day 10-12
You can candle around day 3-4 with light colored eggs, but Your
not going to be able to see as clear. Also be sure your light is bright,
some people candle with lights that are not bright enough, and can't
see any development, then throw the eggs out thinking they're not
Heres a picture of candling a light colored egg around day 7-9
Quote:awesome picture!! my camera sucks. when mine were day 7, i tried taking a picture but it just came out as a big red blob and my thumb
TELL me about it...I hate taking candling pictures! Can't belive this picture come out this well.
My camera has settings for high light pictures, etc.
I could tell at day 4 if something was happening. You can try candling an egg before it goes in bator just to compare what you see in an egg that had already been in bator. you can see a difference in the two eggs. just don't throw them away right away, wait till you recheck them at day 7 or so. (if you candle before day 7) some people don't candle that early or very often or at all, I like to candle to see whats going on. lol Good luck, ~Julie~