Candling again...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by IggiMom, May 14, 2009.

  1. IggiMom

    IggiMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
    West Virginia
    I don't do very well candling eggs.

    On the thought that you should handle them as little as possible, should I give up candling altogether?

    Is there any regime that you all stick to for candling? I mean, which days of incubation do you candle them?

    Maybe if I canded them always on a strict regime I would get so I knew what I was seeing. I cannot even tell what a blood ring is and I HAVE looked at the pictures.

    Thanks [​IMG]
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Maybe if you just candle somewhere between 10 and 14 days. By then, it is definitely obvious if their is a chick growing in the egg or not. That way you will know which eggs to toss, to avoid a stinky, nasty egg explosion in your bator. [​IMG]

    Here's a link to a great page on candling. It helped me a ton in the beginning. [​IMG]
  3. jhart101

    jhart101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2009
    Clayton, NC
    I candle at 7 or 8 days and again before moving to hatcher.

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