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Do you candle eggs under a broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dehave, May 8, 2008.

  1. dehave

    dehave Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 27, 2008
    What day? I don't want to upset her or mess up the eggs, but also don't want rotten egg explosion everywhere.

  2. NewGuineaChooks

    NewGuineaChooks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2007
    San Antonio, Texas
    Yes, you can. Best to do so in the evening after it's gotten dark. The hen will be a little calmer then. Use gloves if she is very aggressive. Day 14 is a good day to candle them. Take a couple eggs out at a time, and mark them with a pencil before you put them back in.

    But I don't candle broody's eggs.

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