Starting a batch tomorrow 1/25 anyone want to join me? Valentine hatch! - Page 3
I have never had any issues, heck a setting hen will get off the nest for a few minutes every day to do her business, so I figure CAREFULLY candling them within five or ten minutes every day is the same kind of cooling they would get if momma left the nest to eat, drink and poo. I do wash my hands before handling the eggs and I use one of the little handheld LED flashlights for faster candling, and not the homemade box type. Though I want DH to build me one of those too.
Happy candling to my equally addicted candling friend!
I'm the same, I figure if momma hen does it, why can't I? I wash my hands just like krazykat says, but after that I don't rush. I candle, weigh if it a day to weigh eggs, check the water reservoir, etc. Research has been done that suggests that eggs actually benefit from a cooling period each day, and incubators are now being made that have it as a feature. Brinsea has a good article on their website about cooling during incubation: http://www.brinsea.com/customerservice/poweroff.html