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candling question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Uerkwbl, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Uerkwbl

    Uerkwbl In the Brooder

    Feb 5, 2012
    Washington, IL
    Do I candle all of the eggs or just a few in the batch? I am worried about the temp falling too much if I can't work fast enough..This is my first time.

  2. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    Welcome to BYC! I usually put some in an egg carton, then shut the bator. I candle all the eggs day 10 and before lockdown. Hope this helps. Happy hatching! Deb
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    You can just candle 2 or 3 if you want to see what the air sack looks. Knowing what else to look at takes time an practice. Beginners should just smell the incubator every day an threw away any that start to smell.
  4. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Songster

    Feb 5, 2008
    I wouldn't worry to much about taking a long time to candle the eggs. Yeah, it takes time. Hens will come off their nest for 10 to 15 minutes. Some even longer.

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