First Time Candeler

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by EmptyNest, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. EmptyNest

    EmptyNest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jan 7, 2008
    SW Iowa
    I candled for the first time last night at Day 7. I bought a 3 watt LED Mag lite from Wally World and it worked great. Since I'm new to all this I was somewhat unsure what I was looking for. Of the 38 eggs I'm pretty sure I've got something going on in 24 of them. Of the others, 4 look very clear and the other 10 I'm just not certain on. I'll candle again on Day 14 - who am I kidding ???? I'll probably be lucky if I can wait until Day 10 - I never knew 21 days could last this long.

    I found this web site on embryo development and thought it had some good photos and info

    http://chickscope.beckman.uiuc.edu/explore/embryology/
     
  2. equine chick

    equine chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2007
    pennsylvania
    The littlest amount you handle them the better, so sit on your hands til then.
     

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