If I were to candle tonight before heading into lockdown...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kelly G, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. Kelly G

    Kelly G It's like herding cats!

    If I were to candle tonight before heading into lockdown tonight, what would I see or look for? Just curious....
     
  2. biddybird

    biddybird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You will see mostly dark under the air sac. If there is room in the egg you may see movement, sometimes not much---don't panic. Sometimes on day 18 at LD, I will have a bump in the air sac where the chicks head is protruding. Sometimes it is completely through the sac and moving around. It's kind of neat! I usually have 1 or 2 of 100 through the sac when I lock down. Seems I always have several broodies and I'm guessing they are getting a jump start on a few of the eggs I set, thus a couple of early chicks jumping around the hatcher. Have fun!!!

    This is a good time to pull the "bad" eggs too. I always candle at LD
     

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