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Are flashlights harmful to hatching eggs.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lilaby Babys, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. Lilaby Babys

    Lilaby Babys Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 28, 2017
    I have a couple eggs I'm incubating and I love to watch them through the plastic of the incubator with a flashlight over the top. I don't shine the flashlight directly over the eggs but its a really strong flashlight. would this be harmful to the chicks inside? Day 20 btw!
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

    Mar 27, 2012
    My Coop
    No, that's fine. Candling involves shining a bright flashlight directly through the egg to see them and it doesn't hurt them one bit :) Might wake them up though :lau
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