Incubation

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SiearraD, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. SiearraD

    SiearraD New Egg

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    Hi guys i'm new to the BYC community! I hope you all are doing well! In the incubation process how often should eggs be candled for growth?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    They don't really need to be candled at all.
    Candling is usually to see if there is development and to see how the air cell is growing.
    I don't candle much. I weigh eggs and use that to determine if the humidity is correct. They should lose about 0.65% weight per day if it is right.
    Most candle on day 7, 14 and 18.
     
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  3. BYCforlife

    BYCforlife Overrun With Chickens

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  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    It's a personal thing. I think it's best, especially for new hatchers that haven't found what humidity works for them to candle days 7/14/18 to check air cells.... http://letsraisechickens.weebly.com...anuals-understanding-and-controlling-humidity

    Some people don't candle or only candle at lockdown, and others candle regularly. (I candle fairly daily.)
    And :welcome
     
  5. chickens really

    chickens really True BYC Addict

    I candle on day 10....Remove any that are not viable....I then candle once a week till lock down...:)

    Cheers!
     
  6. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    It is true you don't need to candle, plus there is a chance you could drop one, I like to look up websites that show day to day development, and read about day to day development, it helps to pass the time.
     

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