RE: chicken candling query.
Sun, 17 Sep 95 08:24:02 PDT
On Sat, 16 Sep 1995 22:34:09 -0400 JPOPENOE@aol.com wrote:
>I was recently asked about candling eggs. What can be told by candling?
>condition of egg? whether it is fertilized? Also, I have been told chickens
>produce one egg every 26 hours. But it must vary. What is a high rate of
>production? A low? If anyone can enlighen us chicken novices it would be
>much appreciated. Thank you.
You can candle eggs and watch the progress. You see right off what is living and then can watch the baby chick grow. YOu can keep an eye on the air pocket. That will tell you a lot about if you temperature and humidity is right. you can tell about when they are to hatch and move them to the hatching area. No one know how many eggs are in a chicken or how big the clutch will be. Many things can happen. Someting can scare the hen and will throw her off. I use to love candling. You get to watch the chick from a blood spot to live baby. I always make the date I put the egg in right on the egg that way I have something to watch when I turn the eggs. If you have the temp. and hum. right you can hatch a lot of healthy chicks if not you will see it in the candling and can correct.. Chickens are so easy to hatch and raise and from just a few chickens you can soon have a big flock. Thats way I could not every understand way ther are people starving. its not nature. From a few chi
ckens you can soon have 1000's. You can have chickens and eggs forever. The incubators of today make it so easy to hatch eggs. The chickens will lay again when you take the eggs away. If you are lucky enough to get a hen that will set let her. I feel those are always the strongest and healthiest chicks. Mom know how to take care of her eggs the best. Still if you want lots of chicks fast incubate. I would always candle the eggs about 4 or 5 times before they hatch watch the temp. hum every day when adding water. Good luck
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