How often do you candle your eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Newbie_Hatcher, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. Newbie_Hatcher

    Newbie_Hatcher In the Brooder

    Nov 10, 2010
    I'm on day 15 and have so far candled on day 7 and 14, but was wondering how often others candle their eggs?
  2. Inkheart

    Inkheart Songster

    Aug 15, 2010
    Columbus Ohio
    I only candled on day ten and before lockdown - but this was my first hatch - worked for me!
  3. Emmalion

    Emmalion Songster

    Mar 2, 2011
    Western Massachusetts
    I did mine today (day 5) only because I was so excited that my new led flashlight arrived and I just HAD to see what was going on. My first hatch yes I am over excited [​IMG]
  4. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
    NW NJ
    As often as feel like [​IMG] If I am really excited about a batch that could be every other day [​IMG]
  5. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    I only candle on day 18 but I smell the incubator every day.
  6. Newbie_Hatcher

    Newbie_Hatcher In the Brooder

    Nov 10, 2010
    Ahaa, i'm the same, I get excited and have to talk myself out of candling them [​IMG] I might be tempted to do it again tonight, as there at the stage of development where you really see them moving. I HATE THE WAIT! [​IMG]
  7. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Songster

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    I always hatch brown eggs & have tried to candle but never can see anything. So, I just wait. I've got 48 eggs in the bator now & its day 13. Eight more days & I'll find out whats what. I do hope they all hatch because I have them sold already.
  8. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    I candle at around day 10 or 11 and again at day 18.
  9. chickpeaz

    chickpeaz Songster

    May 26, 2009
    Central PA
    I usually only candle on day 10. If the eggs are really dark-shelled and I can't see anything on d10, I will sometimes try again around d14, but I really dislike handling them a lot so I try to leave them alone as much as possible.
  10. Newbie_Hatcher

    Newbie_Hatcher In the Brooder

    Nov 10, 2010
    My eggs are duck eggs, and are relatively easy to candle, though I'm having to use a cheap torch atm as I lost my LED candler [​IMG]

    I think I will candle tonight, and take/post some pictures [​IMG]

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