? for those who candle

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gvntofly05, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I candled my eggs on day 10 and 13 of 14 were developing well. I left the 14th one in for now but will probably pull it when I candle again, I don't expect it to change. Tomorrow is day 14.

    Do you recommend candling again on day 14, day 17 or both?
     
  2. lemurchaser

    lemurchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm probably not the one to answer this, I have to stop myself from candling the eggs every night. I would certainly check before lockdown. But you could candle that one egg today and again before lockdown. Especially since its likely no good, it wouldn't hurt to pull it out a few times.
     
  3. Paganbird

    Paganbird CrescentWood Farm

    Apr 25, 2009
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    LOL!
    I guess I candle "too much" too.
    As long as your hands are clean & you're careful, it's really up to you.
    With chicken eggs, I usually document candling on days# 4, 10, 15, & 19.
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I would leave the developing ones til day 18 (lock down) to candle. The questionable one, I would candle day 14 and 18. IMO. Wow, 13 or 14 out of 14? What are you doing right?
     
  5. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I really don't know [​IMG] This is my first time incubating and they are shipped eggs too! [​IMG]
     
  6. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

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    Seriously. Let it lie Louie! I have one egg in my bator that is the offspring of my dearly departed Robbie pullet. Each time I candled, it would wiggle. One day I candled, and no wiggle. I very gently shook the egg trying to elicit a wiggle, but it wasn't happening. With sad little tears in my eyes, I put it back in the bator thinking that I had lost my last Robbie pullet link. Three days later I candled and that little sucker was doing a dance in there! So glad I didn't trash that egg. This baby is due to hatch on this upcoming Saturday...along with two more of my cuckoo maran egglettes.
     
  7. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Quote:I really don't know [​IMG] This is my first time incubating and they are shipped eggs too! [​IMG]

    With SHIPPED eggs?!?!? That is unheard of around here!! Shipped eggs usually are only around 50% at best! Way to go first timer!
     
  8. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    IMO the more you handle eggs the greater the possibility of a bad outcome.
    I candle twice at the most: day 7 & day 18. Sometimes I only candle on day 18. This applies to chicken eggs of course. With duck eggs I candle a bit more because there is a greater risk of EXPLOSION!
     
  9. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll wait and candle 1 more time right before lockdown then.
     

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