Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickychee, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. chickychee

    chickychee Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Hello Everyone,
    I was wondering what day, after the eggs have been put in the incubator, can you candle to tell if they are fertile. Last year I had my 4-H leader come over and show me what a fertile egg looks like and the whole process of candling. The only problem last year was I incubated about 50-60 eggs and only 5 hatched. We are working on that problem right now:p Hopefully we fixed that problem and now I have to see if I have fertile eggs in there:)
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Day 7, 14 and 18 for 7 you will see veining and the embryo, at day 14 it will be a dark mass with movement like the legs or head of the chick and at day 18 the dark mass will take up most of the egg with the airsac at the top of the egg....

    Go to the top of this page in blue there is a search button with all the others list like the user list...

    Type in Candling pics and lots of posts with different day candlings will show up...hope this helps...SilkieChicken has some nice pics...

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