Candling Question!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cherndon712, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Songster

    Jan 1, 2008
    I candled last night, but my son was NAGGING me the WHOLE TIME to see...So, I didn't get a chance to make my list/mark my eggs, etc.
    I need to know when I can candle again? Some looked really spotty (like the pics of eggs w/ bacteria) and I dont want to leave them in there longer than I have to if they are bad!!
  2. Pinenot

    Pinenot Songster

    Sep 11, 2007
    I would give it a day and candle them quickly. Don't candle to often. I have found that it is best for me to candle on day 7 and day 16.
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I recommend candling on day 6, 14 and 18... but if you don't have a high powered light, skip day 6 and just wait. As for speckles, that's the shell. Some are more porous than others. Blood rings and stink = bacteria. Often porous shells can increase the incidence of dead chicks and bacteria getting in. If there's no smell, no worries.
  4. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Songster

    Jan 1, 2008
    Ok...That makes me feel better! Some of them were REALLY porous.
  5. blueroo

    blueroo In the Brooder

    Dec 10, 2007
    Good luck!

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