what am I supposed to looking for when we candle the eggs at 5 days???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nicoletm24, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. nicoletm24

    nicoletm24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we're candling the eggs today. most of them seem like there is something in there. some have a shadow half way through them, and some only have a little shadow and then some have none.

    I have no idea what I'm looking for to be very honest. the ones with nothing I think I'm going to get rid of. but the others....I just don't know.


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  2. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    Always check with the first 3 threads on this forum, there's usually an answer to questions like this there.

    As for your question, this is one of the first three threads: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=261876

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    : Also, I wouldn't toss any egg until you've gotten to Day 10, when it will be very clear what is going and what is not.
     
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  3. nicoletm24

    nicoletm24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you. i will check it out. sorry for not looking at the other posts first.
     
  4. rthensley

    rthensley Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm a complete hatching noobie, but I don't think I would even try to candle the eggs at 5 days.

    I look at it like you are just increasing the chances of bad (dropping an egg, issues with temp & humidity, introducing bacteria, etc....) things happening each time you candle.

    I am only on my second batch of eggs in my incubator (they should start hatching tomorrow), but I only candle on day 10 & day 18. By day 10 things are so much easier to see (or not see), and on day 18, even with a bad eye, things are pretty clear.

    Good luck.
     

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