Day 6--Just candled...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Whistling Badger, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. Whistling Badger

    Whistling Badger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ...using a backpacking headlamp. Around half our eggs are showing veins (YES!), some are dark with no veins (yet?), and some are very clear and translucent, no veins, no dark areas. I'm assuming those aren't fertile.

    How long should we leave the non-fertile-looking eggs in before giving up and chucking them?

    Tom
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'd give them until day 14. If they don't show anything by then, chuck 'em! Congrats on the rest of your eggs doing well! [​IMG]
     
  3. froggy

    froggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you candle all eggs or just some
     
  4. Whistling Badger

    Whistling Badger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We did all of them.

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  5. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:On day 14 I candled all 42 of my eggs. I just kept lifting the bator lid quickly and candled the eggs. The good ones stayed and the bad ones went! That is the only day I candled all 42. If I got curious, I would only candle 3 or 4, that way I didn't let out to much heat and slow the hatch down. [​IMG]
     

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