When can I candle a dove egg?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by appps, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 29, 2012
    I'm not sure how long I have to wait before candling and also if I even should. I have read they are quite delicate. Is there much risk to them if I candle?

    If its a fairly safe thing to do. When do I do it and is it easy to tell its fertile? I've never candled anything before.
  2. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 6, 2012
    New Brunswick,Canada
    I candle my pigeon eggs after about a week. There is no problem with pigeon eggs. A true dove egg is a bit smaller (I have no experience with doves). Then again some people use the terms pigeon & dove interchangeably.

    Here is a couple links that may help:

    Last edited: Nov 17, 2013

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