To Candle or not...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by littlecreekfarm, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2011
    Virginia
    I really would like to candle my 12 eggs under my broody hen, they are about on day 8.......do you think it would be fine? Or should I wait?
     
  2. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Take them out after dark so she won't be stressed.
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I always wait until day 15. That way, you know for sure if they've got a baby growing in them or not.....If I candle during the first week, I'm always sorry, because I'm never sure......

    Sharon
     

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