What's to candle the eggs for ????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by peacockvilla60, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. peacockvilla60

    peacockvilla60 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi , I' m kind of new with chickens and incubators so I have some questions for you all : What's the candle for ? Or what do you look for in an egg ? Sorry if Im asking silly questions but again i only know that the chicken sits on the eggs and later dont know how long but you see momma chicken with her new babies
     
  2. Mrs Rebecca

    Mrs Rebecca Out Of The Brooder

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  3. Angelak

    Angelak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    U candel them to see if fertile but on day 7,10,14,18 after incubating also to make sure u have no quitters after day 10.incubation on chickens is 21-23 days give or take.hope that helps u



     
  4. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You only do it to check to see if the eggs are developing. It's nice to get rid of the eggs that are duds before they explode.
     

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