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Can't wait to candle!! What Day???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by needtohatch, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. needtohatch

    needtohatch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2009
    Hart Co
    My eggs went in Sun morning, how long before I should/can candle? The waiting is driving me nuts already! I don't know how I will make it till they hatch.
  2. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2008
    Agawam , Ma
    I uslay candle around day 4
  3. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    Yorkshire, Ohio
    I usually candle at day 7 and then day 14 or 15. My hens lay eggs that are quite dark, so candeling before day 7 is tough.
  4. Chickapooh23

    Chickapooh23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2009
    Corning OH
    If you're lucky and have white eggs you might see something on day 4 or 5. But if you have darker eggs it is better to wait until day 7 or 8 then again on day 14 and 18. I see you have RIR. I think I would wait unless you aren't going to get disappointed if you can see any development. Good luck.
  5. Ole Mule

    Ole Mule Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 5, 2007
    South Carolina
    My eggs went in Sunday also, that seemed to stabilize the temp and the humidity is doing alright. I think I will candle this Sunday coming. I set 6 Welsummer Eggs from vicki2x2 and 8 of my yard birds.
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2009
  6. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 13, 2008
    port orchard,WA
    well i candeled this time at day 4 and could see little vains but it is way cool if you wait until 7 and see the little duck floting and moving around pluse you can see the eye..[​IMG][​IMG]

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