Candeling Eggs. Question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KinderKorner, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. KinderKorner

    KinderKorner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    I have 30 eggs in a still air incubator. I really want to candel all of them. But I don't want to keep opening the incubator.

    Every few days I open it once and take out like 4 eggs. (all I can carry) and candel them. then put them back it. I would like to do the others, but I don't want to keep opening it to grab them.

    What is the best way to get them all out to candel them.

    Ps. I candeled an egg, and it had a blood ring. [​IMG] I was sad, thinking I was going to have a terrible hatch again. But I decided to go and candel a few more. So I candeled 4 more, and they are all growing. Hurray! 4/5 checked is great to me. [​IMG]

    Haven't checked the other 25.
  2. retiredwithchicks

    retiredwithchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2009
    Byrdstown, TN
    I candled Sat. night and my DH opened the bator slightly and I got an egg and he quickly closed it. We did this for 23 eggs and the temp only went down to 94 when finished.
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2009
  3. our4sons

    our4sons Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 20, 2009
    I am very new to this but I just read that you can candle everyday if you want. It said that the eggs will be fine out of the bator for up to 30 minutes a day.
  4. KinderKorner

    KinderKorner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    I just don't like the idea of opening it 30 times. Surely there is a way I could open it like once or twice. I don't know.

    Oh well.

    Yes I know the eggs will be okay. I'm worried about droping my temperture and humidity.
  5. Nicola

    Nicola Chook Cuddlin' Aussie

    Feb 23, 2009
    while u have the lid open grab an egg carton and put the eggs in that then that way u only have to open the bator a couple of times

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