Whats the earliest you'd candle eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bantam Username, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Bantam Username

    Bantam Username Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seen some people candle at 4 days, some first at 10. Does candling do any harm? How many times can I candle to see each stage of development? Forgive all the questions, its my first time. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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  3. Bantam Username

    Bantam Username Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. [​IMG]
     
  4. midnightandshadow

    midnightandshadow Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:um i would say candle them at 7 to 10 days. candling doesn't harm them if you do it right. and i don't have an anwser for the last question sorry hope everything goes well [​IMG]
     
  5. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    I candle them before i ever put them in the incubator.. checking for cracks and shell porosity

    then I candle around day 7 or 10 depending on the type of egg

    and once more at lockdown..
     

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