Candling Duck Eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by LilMissChz, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. LilMissChz

    LilMissChz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 16, 2012
    North East, Maryland
    I'm not too far along... but we always want to be candling, don't we? So when do you candle your duck eggs?

    AND do you candle when you go into lockdown?
  2. Baylor

    Baylor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2011
    There are 100's of notes on candling so it is a personal preference. I personally candle at 5 days (start of when you can see some development), then 7 days - then every week after so 14 days, 21 days they right before lockdown on 25 days. Of course there are plenty of reasons to candle more frequently (I have small kids so they like to see them as often as possible). For the most part you should be good until lockdown - then I would discourage any candling to avoid issues like shrink wrapping or interrupting the processes.

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