WHAT DAY ?CAN YOU START...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sandyj, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    Not really the same thing but an incubator can be used as a hatcher. A hatcher doesnt have turning trays. But you dont need a hatcher if your eggs are due to hatch on the same day. [​IMG]
     
  2. needtohatch

    needtohatch Songster

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    This is my first hatch and I have dark brown eggs from my RIRs. They are harder to candle than lighter colored eggs. I tried to candle on day 7 and could not tell a thing. I candled again on day 9 and could see the little ones swimming around in 24 out of 29. So if you have light colored or white eggs try it on day 7, dark colored eggs wait till day 9 or 10. If you are not sure about what you see wait a day or two and try again.
     
  3. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Songster

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    I have silkie eggs really easy to see through I candled today on day 3 and could see small like spider veining.
     
  4. Akane

    Akane Crowing

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    Usually around day 4 or 5 I can see something. Most wait though because you can't always see something then especially with larger or darker shelled eggs. It's best not to make any decisions until day 10.
     
  5. william9792

    william9792 Songster

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    i candle on day 10 and 18
     

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