Can i candle too much?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by thechickman04, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. thechickman04

    thechickman04 Songster

    Feb 22, 2008
    Cumming, Georgia
    i love candeling my eggs and seeing the little chicks inside...will it hurt the chicks if i candle once a day?
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2008
  2. goatkeepers

    goatkeepers Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    Mooresville, NC
    Well, I have heard that you're only supposed to candle at day 7,14 and 18 but then there's also people on here that candle once a day and say it doesn't hurt the chicks one bit.
    My personal opinion is this: candle if you want, but make it quick and be very gentle with the eggs. I think as long as you're not too rough with them and they get chilled for too long, they should be fine. [​IMG] Have fun with them! I am incubating my first batch of eggs right now and it's hard for me not to candle them every hour or so. [​IMG] We're on day 10.
  3. DutchChic

    DutchChic Chick Charmer

    Jun 4, 2008
    NE Oklahoma
    LOL...I have Dutch Bantam eggs on day 7, and I have candled every day since day 2. I told myself last night I wasn't going to candle again until day 10, but I just can't help myself!!! [​IMG]
  4. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Hi, my name is Christy and I am a candleaholic. I want to see my babies daily. Besides, I hand turn, they are going to be open anyway. Just don't play catch with them and they will be fine!!!
  5. DutchChic

    DutchChic Chick Charmer

    Jun 4, 2008
    NE Oklahoma
    I hand turn too, so I'm already in These were my first time to ship hatching eggs, so I keep checking to see if they are alright.
  6. lost

    lost Songster

    May 10, 2008
    Quote:thats my kind of hatching [​IMG]

  7. OK...I admit it. I candle everyday when I turn. I mean I turn 3 times a day and candle once in the evening! I like seeing the babies and give each egg a kiss (yes, I admit that too) when I put it back.

    I think I'm weirding out over this. Do any of you pray over your eggs? I do that too!
  8. lost

    lost Songster

    May 10, 2008
    We pray over every thing.
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  9. donnap1967

    donnap1967 Songster

    Mar 15, 2008
    Northern NJ
    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Ohhh, you were serious...sorry.

    Just kidding [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I would never had admitted it unless you guys came forward first, but now I guess it's safe. I too, am a CANDLEaholic! [​IMG]
  10. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    I'm a candleholic too...
    And am praying over these eggs since they were shipped and I think every air cell is broke...

    I want to know if anyone else just stares at them in the incubator like something is going to suddenly happen?

    (I am only on day 4)

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