We like to candle the eggs at days 7, 14 and 18. The reason for candling them is to remove any that are infertile or if one dies it will contaminate the ones around it and then they will die, too. You will have a much higher hatch rate if you candle your eggs. We use the Fleischmann Eggs Ray and it works really well for us.
It is so amazing how God made an egg - so that from this: a shell with a pile of goo inside
Marans chicks $5 ea. - pullets / hens $25 to $30 ea.
Buckeye chicks $5 ea. - pullets / hens $25 to $30 ea.
$55 for 15 hatching eggs
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