Candling chicken eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by asianchicken, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. asianchicken

    asianchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    When's the latest time too candle a chicken egg, as in the day.
    And I gave my friend an egg and he said it took the egg about 6 weeks to hatch, knowing that eggs should hatch at around 21 days, is there anything wrong?[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right before lockdown - day 18
     
  3. Treegod

    Treegod Chillin' With My Peeps

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    6 weeks? All my eggs have been 21 days, consistently. I don't know if I'd believe the 6 weeks, but perhaps stranger things have happened. Perhaps others are wiser in this area...

    Personally I candle mine every 7 days, that's days 7 and 14, to sort out what develops and what not.
     
  4. asianchicken

    asianchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thanks, because I was always afraid that if I candle and move the egg around too much on day 18 would hurt the baby chick. Also, I never see any videos or pictures of day 18 candling.
     
  5. pkw

    pkw Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    6 weeks??? Either he's pulling your leg, or if he's like me, it only FEELS like 6 weeks! [​IMG]
     
  7. asianchicken

    asianchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Haha:lol: [​IMG][​IMG]
     

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