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Can I take eggs out of the incubator to candle them?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by coconut120000, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. coconut120000

    coconut120000 In the Brooder

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    I got three eggs that I'm incubating right now and want to candle them, I'm just not sure whether its ok to take them out for the short time it takes.
     

  2. JetCat

    JetCat Songster

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    absolutely, it's fine. just don't keep them out any longer then 5 min or so.
     
  3. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Songster

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    Yes it is most certainly ok! Just make sure your hands are clean when handling them, and don't have them out for more than 15 minutes max. Remember, it's the internal temp of the eggs that counts. It takes a bit for the internal temp of the eggs to cool to the point of hurting the baby.
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2016
  4. coconut120000

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    Thank you for the help!
     

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