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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Gizzard, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. Gizzard

    Gizzard New Egg

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    How much candling is too much? I've read to handle the eggs as little as possible, but it's so fascinating to see the development every day or two. I also want too catch any bad eggs before they stink up the place. Is there an ideal stage of development to check for problems?
     
  2. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I check on day 7 and cull any infertile or blood ring eggs.
    Then again on day 18 when I take them out of the turner.
    At day 18 there is generally no doubt that there is a chick in there or not.
    Carolyn

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  3. Gizzard

    Gizzard New Egg

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    Thanks. Sounds reasonable.
     

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