What to look for when candling brown eggs at 3 days

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ok1242, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. ok1242

    ok1242 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 8, 2008
    Okie living in CA
    I started my 45 brown eggs on 2/12/08 at noon. I just went to check them and I could not see much. The room was too light for one thing. All I really noticed was that some (most) of the yolks seemed darker than others. Is that any indication of growth? I could not see any veins.
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    3 days is a little early.
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Unless your an expert candler Day 7 is the ideal day to start seeing veins and the eye or embryo.........
  4. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

    Nov 16, 2007
    San Antonio TX
    Many people will tell you that you shouldn't even be handling them at 3 days. Better to wait until day 7 or even day 10.
  5. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    i have brown eggs and day 10 works great for me
  6. jab91864

    jab91864 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    Day 3 is too soon, as the others have pointed out.

    Julie [​IMG]

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