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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 Songster

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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 Songster

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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 Songster

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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 Songster

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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 Songster

    congratulation.

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

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