When To Candle?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by glewis121, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. glewis121

    glewis121 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am really new at this and jsut put eggs in the bator on sunday.

    I candled before putting them in and didnt put 2 in because they had small cracks and 1 because it was too porous.

    What days should i candle on next?

    What days do you candle in general?

    Thanks.
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    For someone not experienced at it, I'd say candle at 9-10 days. And be sure you have a very bright light. Most regular flashlights are not bright enough, especially for darker eggs. The porous one could go in, too, though. Worth trying anyway.
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    When your new to candling day 10 is good to be able to see your veining and embryo. Very dark room and a small mag flashlight!
     
  4. glewis121

    glewis121 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys.

    I bought a little candling light for $6 dollars works great even for green egggs!
     

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