Too Early to Candle?

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

  1. M0therGoose

    M0therGoose Out Of The Brooder

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    Apr 1, 2009
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    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

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    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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