When to candle eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SundownWaterfowl, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    What is the day that I can candle my chicken eggs on. Is it day 3? I am on day 2 right now.

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  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Day 7, 14 and 18....
     
  3. babyboy1_mom

    babyboy1_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wait until day 7. By that time, you should be able to see more development in the egg. I have never candled at day 3, so do not know how much you will see.
     

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