when to candle duck eggs?

Paganbird

CrescentWood Farm
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Apr 25, 2009
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7 days...
if they look clear, give them another 7 days.
Sometimes it's easier to see movement than veining... depending on the egg.
 
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Brickman House

Songster
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Feb 24, 2009
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This is our first time trying to hatch eggs, and we are on Day 5 with 18 duck eggs in our incubator.

We candled tonight for the first time, and it was REALLY clear which ones were developing and not. We made sure to get a really good LED flashlight, and wait until it was dark, so that we could be sure to see as much as possible.

Pics of developing and non-developing eggs are in this thread (scroll down):

https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=304246
 

stumble_n_mumble

Songster
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Nov 23, 2008
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thats awesome i am definatley going to try and wait until i they are 7 days old before i touch them
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then i will NOT touch them till they hatch... if there good theyll hatch if not then they wont. lol
 

duckluck

Dulcimyrh Ducks
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Oct 22, 2009
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If you buy the high intensity Egg Lume candler from Brinsea, you will be able to see some pretty good detail and movement on the developing embryos. I got mine on sale which they were running a few weeks ago, don't know if they still are. I tried several different LED lights and couldn't see what I can now.
 

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