Should I candle my eggs ? If so when and tips please??

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by stylzz, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. stylzz

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    Should I candle my eggs ? If so when and tips please??
     
  2. JudysMuscovy

    JudysMuscovy Chillin' With My Peeps

    @stylzyou should get the hatchabatch app. It tells you when to candle gives you updates as you request
     
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  3. BlueShadow

    BlueShadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check out this thread for everything you need to know about incubating eggs: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...g-w-sally-sunshine-hosts-bantychooks-and-more

    Now, to answer your question I need more information. What kind of eggs are you trying to hatch? Assuming they are standard chicken eggs, it is recommended to candle on day 7, day 14, and day 18 (at lockdown). You can candle more often, but it is not recommended. The more you handle your eggs, the greater risk of damaging them or introducing bacteria so they do not hatch.

    There is more information on candling available on this thread. https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...g-candling-pics-progression-though-incubation
     
  4. stylzz

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    Belfender and RI reds. Yesterday was day 18, I candles. They all seemed like they had the correct amount of air in the eggs... fingers crossed. I'm such a nervous new chicken mom. Lol first time hatching
     
  5. BlueShadow

    BlueShadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed you are new here, welcome to Backyard Chickens!

    If your eggs are that close to hatching, you definitely want to jump in on this thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1162561/april-hatch-along/570 It is full of people just like you (and me) who have eggs in the incubator that are hatching in April. There are many very experienced hatchers in that thread, and if you have any questions about "is this normal? What should I do?" you are pretty likely to get good answers posting there. Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  6. stylzz

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    Thank You
     
  7. JudysMuscovy

    JudysMuscovy Chillin' With My Peeps

    @stylzzjust wondering how your eggs are doing?
     
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  8. stylzz

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    Awesome. All hatched but one didn't make it… Wasn't sure if it would begin with as it was an odd shaped egg, one check past three days after hatching it was the runt last one to Hatch really small but the rest are thriving well ![​IMG]
     
  9. JudysMuscovy

    JudysMuscovy Chillin' With My Peeps

    @stylzzthat is great news
    Post some pics love looking at the babies
     
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