When Can I See Babies When I Candle?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by WhiteCochinLover, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. WhiteCochinLover

    WhiteCochinLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi I have done Like 3 sets of hatches last spring - I have bad memory- [​IMG] So ha day do you start to see the little ones I cant remember..... I think I am at 1 day....
     
  2. kvmommy

    kvmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2011
    Depending on the egg color I sometimes see them on day 3 but its day 5 that its usually pretty definite. Most recommend waiting til day 10.
     
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    i would wait till day 10 to be for sure.
     
  4. WhiteCochinLover

    WhiteCochinLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay thanks
     
  5. silkymom1986

    silkymom1986 The Silkie Villa

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    I usually do my first candle at day 7 and have always been able to see something, even with dark eggs, but we had to use a slide projector for the dark ones.
     
  6. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can see the first signs of veis at 3-5 days.
     
  7. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Faerytalefarm

    Faerytalefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    Quote:Agree, with everyone else. Depending on the eggs I have seen development as early as 3 days and as late as 8 days. I don't toss out any until day 10-12 just to be safe. Best of luck!
     

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