Can you candle too much?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DangerChickenHouse, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. DangerChickenHouse

    DangerChickenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are incubating with a cardboard box and a lightbulb.

    We are candleing with a flashlight. We see movement. It's crazy!
     
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awsome ! what kind of flashlight are you using ? My chickies are due tomorrow !!

     
  3. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Yes, in my opinion, you can candle too much. You take many risks. Bacteria in handling, chance of dropping the egg, chance of jostling around the contents and killing them, etc....
     
  4. DangerChickenHouse

    DangerChickenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We use a mag light. Nothing special. We cup our hand around the egg and our hand. We can see the shadow.


    Okay. We will resist the urge. We only have two eggs, so we are hopeful we are doing everything correctly!
     
  5. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like to candle on the 10th day. I can see better than they were on the 7th day. candling less is best, you dont want to do damage in any way..
     
  6. CupOJoe42

    CupOJoe42 CT Chicken Whisperer

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    I candled on day 10 and day 18 before lockdown. Have been trying not to handle them too much. Tomorrow is hatch day. Two have hatched already and I have probably 2 more pips already. I will wait until tomorrow morning to take chicks out and put in brooder. Don't want to mess up humidity or temp while they are pipped by opening incubator. This is my first hatch and I would rather be safe than sorry.
     

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