egg under broody, when to candle?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rubyrogue, May 16, 2010.

  1. rubyrogue

    rubyrogue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one hen that no matter how many times i tried to break her she insists on being broody. I finally broke down and let her have one egg. I put it under her still warm after being laid on Thursday. When should i candle to check for growth?
     
  2. ra

    ra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have checked mine on day five but some say to wait till day ten? It's up to you! I like day five but I do it at night so I can see well or in a really dark place! Good luck!!![​IMG]
     
  3. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You don't have to candle at all. I candled two clutches at 10 days but skipped candling the third clutch.
     

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