Are flashlights harmful to hatching eggs.

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

  1. Lilaby Babys

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    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 Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member 6 Years

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    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 :gig
     
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