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 In the Brooder

    Aug 15, 2009
    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 Crowing

    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    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.

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

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