Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bstarr20, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. bstarr20

    bstarr20 Songster

    Nov 10, 2008
    This is my first try at a hatch. When do you candle and what do you look for? Do you candle the eggs under a broody or just in the incubator? Is it ok to just leave them be and see what happens and not candle?
  2. Holly O

    Holly O Songster

    May 1, 2009
    Bergen Norway
    Great post about Candeling, and ect!

    Sticky: Read Me's on Hatching by silkiechicken

    At the top of Incubating & Hatching Eggs.

    I'm a newbi and asking questions too.... Just saw this one!
  3. SilverStar

    SilverStar Songster

    May 4, 2009
    You can candle for both i believe. This is my first hatch to. What was recomended to me was not to candle until day 18. I am using an incubator. Opening and closing the lid alot is a no no LOL. I did candle 1 egg real quick when i went to add more water to my bator. It was developing Yay! I am too afraid to candle any more right now so i am just waiting until day 18 when i take them out of the turner. They are gonna hatch if they are gonna hatch. might as well play it safe and wait. Thats just my opinion [​IMG] Good luck and happy hatching!!! [​IMG]
  4. My first try hatching in an incubator, so I just add water, Move the book from side to side and pray. Do June 26, so guess i'll find out then marrie

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: