Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cickenangel613, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. cickenangel613

    cickenangel613 Hatching

    Jan 13, 2008
    im so nervous - i just got my batch and ive put them in the bator, but i really want to see if there fertile are if theres anything in the eggs. i hear candeling works - how do you candle an egg? how are you supposed to wait 20 days for them to hatch? i pu t mine in the bator on the 23rd, and im going crazy!!!! i cant wait!
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    You cannot candle an egg to check fertility. You have to incubate a few days and check for veins or you have to crack a few and look for the bullseye on the yolk.

    Candling is a very bright light shined through the egg so you can see or sort of see what is going on inside there.

    Wait a few days and then try to candle them. I candle around day 7.

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