Too Early to Candle?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by M0therGoose, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. M0therGoose

    M0therGoose Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 1, 2009
    Pasadena, Texas
    I am on Day 3 of goose eggs in the bator. I know I need to wait 7 days to candle but I am DYING to take a peak NOW! Would this be harmful to the deveoping embryo? Even if VERY careful? Thanks!
  2. jnjross

    jnjross Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
    edwards, ms
    at day 3 the veins are so tiny you won't see them. you'll be disappointed
  3. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Momma gets off the nest to stretch and eat so I do not see any harm in peeking.
  4. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    I was disappointed. Couldn't see a thing. Sunday will be day 7 for me and I'm crossing my fingers that I can see then! I've heard that EE eggs are particularly hard to see into.
  5. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 21, 2009
    Columbia river gorge
    And remmber goose eggs take longer then chicken eggs so even day 7 may not show as much as day 7 on a chicken egg
  6. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 2 EE eggs that I can not see into and 3 that I can, just depends.

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