Day 12 is it safe to candle?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by muddyriverdogz, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. muddyriverdogz

    muddyriverdogz Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it safe to candle all my eggs at day 12?I looked at 3 last night and i can see 1 of them moving inside the egg.I have never done this before.
     
  2. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Totally safe! Good luck! You're almost halfway there!
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Absolutely! It's as safe as any other time, but more obvious than at earlier times.

    At day 12 you should be able to tell which eggs are growing and which are not. You should see veining and movement in all eggs that are good! How exciting! Candling is one of my most favorite parts about hatching. If you look closely, you might even see a little chick foot! [​IMG]
     
  4. muddyriverdogz

    muddyriverdogz Out Of The Brooder

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    Ive been biting my teeth to keep my hands off of then until last night.I just did a dozen before and none developed,i was so happy to see 1 moving.
     
  5. Jess N Jeff

    Jess N Jeff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I try to wait until day 10 but I usually cave at day 7.

    Good luck on your hatch!!!! [​IMG]
     

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