Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by johnmayersquare, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. johnmayersquare

    johnmayersquare Let's Talk About Chicks, Man!

    Nov 17, 2007
    Port Orchard, WA
    Is it possible to do this too much or hurt them while doing it???

    It seems like the fluid inside is rolling around when I turn them to candle?? Thanks for any help!
  2. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    i only candle 1 time at 10 days old
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    You aren't really supposed to 'roll' them around. Just hold it still and wait for the swimmer to move into view. Or do like I do, and just check the veins. If they are visible, it's still alive.

    I candle on day 7-10, 14, and 17 or 18. I think most people do this.

    The problem with candling too much is the movement that is caused by 'rolling' them, and the decrease in temp. Also the germ factor comes in to play the more they are handled.
  4. chicken+quail=luv

    chicken+quail=luv Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2008
    Strawberry fields.
    i think it's possible to hurt them if you have them out too long. when i was hatching my chicks, we always tried to hurry the candeling.

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