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

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    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

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    I uslay candle around day 4
     
  3. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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