Is it really terrible to....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by McGoo, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. McGoo

    McGoo Songster

    Keep all the eggs in the bator even if you're not sure if they're going to hatch out?

    this is my first hatch and I'm not really sure when I candle. And I've read that I shouldn't candle after day 16.

    Some look like nothing's in there - kinda blurry and others - well I've got dark marans that I can't tell and there seems to be some EEs that might hatch.

    None of them smell bad so I'm wondering if it's okay. [​IMG]
  2. chicktasticvt

    chicktasticvt Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    Bennington, VT
    If they dont smell I would let them go, just keep checking to make sure none do though, you can candle up to day 18, I wouldnt after that cause you dont want to disturb the humidity,
    Hope that helps [​IMG]
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    On my Marans eggs I often can't see enough to know 100% that they're bad, so unless they smell I leave them in.
  4. McGoo

    McGoo Songster

    Thanks. I'll just leave them unless I smell something bad.
  5. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Yeah, I don't think mine are going to hatch, but I'm leaving them in until day 25 just in case. No smells in mine either. [​IMG]

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