How many should we candle at a time?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Fourgirlsoneboy, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. Fourgirlsoneboy

    Fourgirlsoneboy Pullus Parvus

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    We are going to wait till day 7- but we have 43 eggs. Do I candle some, then wait a while, or just do them all at once? I am so worried about bad eggs exploding!! Also, we have a few in there that have dark poors now (much darker than before). Are those bad? I'm sorry I can't take pics.
     
  2. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure I understand about the dark pores, but I cannot imagine that they are bad. Porous eggs in general can have a lower hatch rate, however - take extra precautions with keeping your hands and the incubator clean. As for candling, I personally would just take them out in groups of 5, or 7, all in the same night.

    ~Cherlyn
     
  3. busylizzie

    busylizzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would do as PP

    I wouldn't have thought you would have an exploding egg at this early stage.

    good luck with your hatching
     
  4. Fourgirlsoneboy

    Fourgirlsoneboy Pullus Parvus

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    Thanks all [​IMG]
     
  5. Kullas

    Kullas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wait until day 10 and then candle them all. at day 10 there are much easyer to tell the good ones from the bad
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I agree with Chris, Day Ten is probably the best time to candle.
     

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