Candling Ringneck Eggs

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by boilerjoe_96, May 7, 2008.

  1. boilerjoe_96

    boilerjoe_96 Songster

    Apr 4, 2007
    West Lafayette, IN
    What day can I do this and see if they are fertile? Tonight will be 4 full days....
  2. kare21162

    kare21162 Songster

    If you eggs are white or clear shelled you check them on days 3 or 4 and if they are dark shelled you check them after a week. That's what the instructions to my incubator say. Then you do a second test on day 14. The breeder that I got my turkeys from also has Ringnecks and he says that he leaves them alone until day 14, because by then you will be able to see something alot better than if you checked it on day 3 or 4. So I would just leave them alone and wait until day 14, I know it's hard because you are so curious to see something [​IMG]. Unless you are needing more room for some more eggs to go into the incubator I would just wait. But that is my opinion. I hope that helps.
  3. phoneman

    phoneman Songster

    Aug 9, 2009
    sumter s.c.
    Quote:what kind of light do you have to see through the egg. mine is brown and green. i do not candle my ring neck eggs they are just to dark for me to candle
  4. lobojoe

    lobojoe In the Brooder

    Jan 31, 2010
    I candale my ring neck eggs on day 10 and I bought a $16.00 egg candale on line from some hatchery supplier (not sure witch one off hand its been awhile) but I have no problem with it and my eggs our an olive green. It also works fine with my Reeves eggs, Red Golden, Lady Amhersts, and Impeyan Pheasant.
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Crowing

    Mar 2, 2009
    Autozone Or Discount Auto Parts---- Usually On The Counter Somewhere They Have Led Flashlights--- Small- Uses 3 Aaa Batteries(included [​IMG] ) Has 9 Super Bright "blue White Leds" In It--- Works As Well As Anything Else I Have Found And Costs Less Than 5 Bucks.

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