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Candling Fresh Eggs
Week 1 of Incubation
Weeks 2 and 3
Week 4 of Incubation

Candling During Incubation: The First Week.
From Daily Changes in the Weight and Form of the Developing Chick Cornell Bulletin 205, by Dr. A. Romanoff (1931) duckling development image
What's Happening Now
beak ; 3 digits, 4 toes 2nd & 3rd toe longer than others; neck between “collar” and mandible has lengthened; beak barely visible
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What to Look For
Sometimes the embryo is on the 'far side' of the yolk. Set the egg on the candler and wait 10-30 seconds to see if it appears.
What to Watch Out For
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If you are not sure whether the embryo is OK or not, wait another few days.
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farm/candling/day_7.txt · Last modified: 2020-05-09 14:34 (external edit)