is it acceptable to candle at day 7?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by fallenweeble, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm impatient!
    is it okay to candle a few or should i be a good girl and wait?
    thanks!
     
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    I try to wait until day 10, then there should be alot of development by then.

    Jean
     
  3. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
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    I am really good at candleing so I do mine at day 5

    BUT I tell all my costomers to wait till dark on day 8 to candle
    and toss all the ones they do NOT see veins in.


    :) GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN! Melanie
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I usually candle at day 6 the first time around... but I've done lots of candling and hatching... so know what to look for. I recommend beginners to hold tight till at least day 10 to candle and wait till day 14 to discard eggs. A HIGH powered light is key to successful candling.
     
  5. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i LOVE BYC - you guys rock.

    and, is there a sticky, or link to how to make a home-made candler?
    thanks!!!!!
     

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