Candling question also

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by amcconnell, May 7, 2009.

  1. amcconnell

    amcconnell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes...I am new at this and so excited!. I have a hen on 8 brown eggs which are between 9 and 5 days old. After reading info on candling I decided to give it a try and to my amazement 4 of my eggs have movement that I could actually see!!! That just blows me away!!!! Sorry if I'm so excited.

    3 of the others have visible veins and the other 1 is hard to make out. 2 of the eggs are dark and spotted which makes is very difficult to candle. How long can I continue to candle them before just leaving them alone and not disturbing them anymore?
     
  2. Southern Chickens

    Southern Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] CONGRATS!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I have learned, you can candle them anytime up to day 18...well under a broody, all the way up until they hatch. But most recommend day 7 and then 14. After that, they are most likely hard to define anything bc they are taking up the whole space of the egg. (I hope I am right as to explaining all this bc I am new as well to incubating and candling.)
     
  4. amcconnell

    amcconnell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks so much....I appeciate the reply and any input to learn from
     

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