How often do you candle your eggs?

Newbie_Hatcher

In the Brooder
9 Years
Nov 10, 2010
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I'm on day 15 and have so far candled on day 7 and 14, but was wondering how often others candle their eggs?
 

Emmalion

Songster
8 Years
Mar 2, 2011
961
7
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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
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Newbie_Hatcher

In the Brooder
9 Years
Nov 10, 2010
78
4
39
Ahaa, i'm the same, I get excited and have to talk myself out of candling them
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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!
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7L Farm

Songster
9 Years
Jul 22, 2010
4,635
80
231
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.
 

chickpeaz

Songster
10 Years
May 26, 2009
262
4
121
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.
 

Newbie_Hatcher

In the Brooder
9 Years
Nov 10, 2010
78
4
39
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
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I think I will candle tonight, and take/post some pictures
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