Is it too early to candle?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by buckaroo's wife, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. buckaroo's wife

    buckaroo's wife Songster

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    I set eggs on Saturday night at 8pm. Now it's just past 72 hours and I want to see something! I "test candled" a few and I'm starting to see veins....in some it seems like the yolk is moving around as I turn the egg?? Is that OK? This is my first time incubating anything. [​IMG]
     
  2. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    Sorry I can't be much help as I only candle twice. I candle at 11 days and again when I put them in the hatcher at 18 days. [​IMG]
    I've got really bad eyesight and just can't see much before at least a week.
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    buckaroo's wife :

    I set eggs on Saturday night at 8pm. Now it's just past 72 hours and I want to see something! I "test candled" a few and I'm starting to see veins....in some it seems like the yolk is moving around as I turn the egg?? Is that OK? This is my first time incubating anything. [​IMG]

    That is good news. Now to save yourself some trouble, only candle on day 10 and lockdown. It saves alot of worry.​
     
  4. buckaroo's wife

    buckaroo's wife Songster

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    Quote:That is good news. Now to save yourself some trouble, only candle on day 10 and lockdown. It saves alot of worry.

    Ok [​IMG] I'll try. Patience has never been my thing!! [​IMG]
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    buckaroo's wife :

    Quote:That is good news. Now to save yourself some trouble, only candle on day 10 and lockdown. It saves alot of worry.

    Ok [​IMG] I'll try. Patience has never been my thing!! [​IMG]

    Mine either truth be told. But I learned over time, candle when it matters and save yourself the heartache. Earlier than day 10 is really iffy and just gives you heartburn.
     

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