OK, I am nuts! Already candling.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MakNat, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. MakNat

    MakNat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
    I will be so happy to know how many are fertile. I candled a couple on there first turn.. AUGH!!!
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2009
  2. 4CrazyGirlz

    4CrazyGirlz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
    North East Texas
    I candled quite a bit on mine that just hatched Mon/Tues. It was a science project for the girls and our first hatch. We had a very high hatch rate and all the chicks are very healthy. I was very careful about washing hands before and after and not fully rotating the eggs around etc.

    Enjoy and take pics to document your incubation time!
  3. 4CrazyGirlz

    4CrazyGirlz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
    North East Texas
    I was able to see the embryo "pulsing" on day 2/3 and veins all over on day 4.
  4. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    Unless I have a smell coming from the bator or I can see a runny egg, I only candle when I set the eggs and day 18. I know everyone wants to see what is going on, but after a few hundred thousand plus eggs, I know what is going tho happen. Those eggs I have in the class rooms, I let the students candle an egg or two, no more.
  5. JanieMarie

    JanieMarie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Georgetown, Minnesota
    I love to candle too. I think its fascinating! But yes wash hands before and be gentle. I candled probably every other day this last hatch and still had a good one!
  6. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    you teachers are so awesome, hatching eggs and all. I never got to do that.
  7. topeka

    topeka Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2008
    Northeast Missouri

    I am totally new to incubation (27 hours into first hatch today).

    Are you able to see movement "pulsing" after 60 hours??

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