Day 4.5 If I candle (edited, I candled)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by journey's end, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. journey's end

    journey's end Chillin' With My Peeps

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    will I see anything? I'm impatient about this batch and don't want to wait until tomorrow.
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2009
  2. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    I would wait another day. I know how hard it is... I usually wait til day 7, you can almost be positive of any development by then. You may see a very small red dot and some veining.
     
  3. journey's end

    journey's end Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was afraid of that. I like to candle at 5 days to see if anything is happening. I don't toss duds until day 10 though. This batch is an experiment for me. My in laws flew them across the country for me.
     
  4. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I candled my before I put them in day two then im gonna candle day, day seven and so on. I like do document any changes, and plus I get really impatient during incubation. You will see veins and a small red dot bouncing in the middle of the egg. You do have to move the egg around to find the dot. Goodluck.
     
  5. journey's end

    journey's end Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I broke down and candled them. Out of 12 eggs, 7 are showing veins![​IMG] My experiment is doing great! Hopefully in 16 days I'll have a bunch of polish chicks.
     
  6. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    congratulation.

    hope you'll (and they) make it. [​IMG]
     

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