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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 Songster

    May 5, 2010
    Salado Texas
    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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