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

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

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  2. NewGuineaChooks

    NewGuineaChooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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