Should I candle on day one?

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  1. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just set eight duck eggs, three pure bred rouen eggs, and six rouen x khaki campbell mutts. six went in yesterday, and three went in today. Should I candle the first six today? Or wait a while?
     
  2. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    I say wait... only because I am trying very hard not to candle today (day one) as well. [​IMG] There really isnt anything to see until day three, after all.
     
  3. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    if you have a EXTREMELY bright light, then you might be able so see something, but otherwise, definitely not. You wont see anything.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Day one = nothing. I always preferred waiting until day 5 at the earliest with duck eggs.
     
  5. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I'm not sure what you'd think you'd see?? [​IMG]
     
  6. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Me either? Lol. I was wondering what you guys do.
     
  7. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We wait. Very impatiently and annoyed, but we wait. [​IMG]
     
  8. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

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    Quote:Yep, I don't usually candle till day 7, I'll probably wait till day 8 on this batch since they were set 2 days apart!! Most recommend day 7, 14 and then right before lockdown!!
     
  9. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yep, I don't usually candle till day 7, I'll probably wait till day 8 on this batch since they were set 2 days apart!! Most recommend day 7, 14 and then right before lockdown!!

    Ok, thank you!
     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2011
  10. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, what they said. Nothing to see day one. Same as looking at a store egg. Nothing, but a yolk. If you are documenting it, then go for it, but really no need.
     

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