Should I candle day 17?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Corey NC, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. Corey NC

    Corey NC Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    Is it ok to candle on day 17 or should I just wait and see what hatches?
  2. Hi!
    I usually candle when I move eggs from the incubator to the hatcher on Day 17 or Day 18.
    I haven't seen that it hurts them [​IMG]

    Good Luck!
  3. jkcove08

    jkcove08 Songster

    Apr 12, 2007
    I also candle before putting them in the hatcher. This helps me know what is really going to hatch and what is not. No use wondering if those last eggs are going to hatch if they were no good to start. I usually dont see a lot of movement at day 17 or 18 but if you check the edges of the airsac you can usually see good blood vesels growing still. Good luck, Jenn

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