how long can i take eggs from hen to candle.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kiwi-chookn, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. kiwi-chookn

    kiwi-chookn Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi guys.Im just wanting to candle my eggs at 10days and need to know how long I can have them away from the hen before they need to be back.I tired yesterday but she wasnt too happy letting me have all 15,so i could only get 7,one of which had a dent/crack,so I opened it and saw a small embryo.
    Any help is much appreciated.[​IMG]
     
  2. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    When a setting hen gets off to eat and drink, she can be off for up to an hour. So, just take your time and be careful and to drop any. I made that mistake once.

    Matt
     
  3. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Agreed, If you can catch her off the nest it is easiest. But up to an hour is no problem.
     

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