Candling - Day 3?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ch1ck3n5, Feb 17, 2018.

  1. Ch1ck3n5

    Ch1ck3n5 Hatching

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    So I know I’m suppose to wait till around day 7 to candle, however I had one egg that I had handled quite a bit so I figured since it seemed to be the lightest color (light blue) I’d try candling it. Does it look like there’s anything there? Or is it too early to tell? Thanks!
     

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  2. JaeG

    JaeG Crossing the Road

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  3. What a relief! I did the same thing and got scared out of my wits!
     
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  4. Bryam

    Bryam Songster

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    By day 3 your should see blood vessels and spider viens. But it takes an experienced eye to notice.
     
  5. I store my eggs so that they don't begin development until the hen takes to her nest and until I set them I turn them religiously 3 times a day. I don't candle before day 10 and then if I am using an incubator again at day 18. But I do candle when incubation begins just to be sure to weed out any cracked eggs.
     
  6. Laodicia

    Laodicia Free Ranging

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    yep still too early. I'm on day 5 and I can barely see the veins on my light brown eggs some are easy but the darker ones are hard. Blue shells are harder to see through, so give them some more time. :D
     
  7. Candling on day 7 is in no way good nor is it bad for hatching eggs. That is about as early as anyone can reliably tell if the eggs are developing. And if you do have a bad egg or two there is no real big danger that it will hand grande on you after only 10 days of incubation.
     
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  8. Ch1ck3n5

    Ch1ck3n5 Hatching

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    So I decided to take the one egg I’ve been candling thus whole time and today on day 5 this is what I see! I’m pretty sure those are veins! Also thank you everyone for the replies, I don’t plan on candling the others till later on cause I don’t want to risk dropping them or hurt their development!
     
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  9. Ch1ck3n5

    Ch1ck3n5 Hatching

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    Here is the egg on day 5! Forgot to attach!
     

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  10. Laodicia

    Laodicia Free Ranging

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    yup those are veins!!! so exciting!
     
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