Is it okay to candle broody hens eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bantymama, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. Bantymama

    Bantymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to know if it is okay to do this. I'm curious to know if they are developing. They are on day 8.
     
  2. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    I never do.
     
  3. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have done it at a week.......just dont keep them long and I have heard not to wash them...........
     
  4. It's OK [​IMG]
    I just put them in an egg carton and bring them in to candle (I slip a few temp eggs under the hen, so she doesn't fuss over where the eggs went).

    Lisa
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I've never candled my broodys eggs ...always figured she knew more than I did....
     
  6. Bantymama

    Bantymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went out and candled them 3 of the 4 are good. The one was kinda hard to tell. Now we just have to wait.
     
  7. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    I did all the way until hatched.
     

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