candling???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bensteph821, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. bensteph821

    bensteph821 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much can I candle during hatching phase??? Im so excited I have to keep looking!!:lol
     
  2. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just do it 3x. I think you can mess up their eyes by candling too much.
     
  3. a(TM)?HoneyBeea(TM)?

    a(TM)?HoneyBeea(TM)? Out Of The Brooder

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    Everybody has their own opinion about this:)

    I've read so many different opinions, but I have my own.

    In my opinion, it doesn't hurt the eggs to candle often. I candled my last bunch whenever

    I wanted to. Every other day, everyday, then I'd skip a few days. I had the BEST hatch I've

    ever had in my life, and I can't tell you how many times I've hatched chicken eggs! Be gentle

    with the eggs when your candling, use a good light, and don't keep them out of the incubator

    over 15 minutes a day. :) Good luck!


    -Becca
     
  4. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    I have hatched several eggs and candled a lot, usually I don't candle until at least day 3 or day 4 because its really hard to see anything before that time, my last batch, I candled everyday after the 4th day because just I love watching how much they grow in such a short time. Of course the time doesn't seem short when your waiting for the little buggers to come out. I usually don't candle after day 18 because of lockdown but after day 24 I will candle to see what the delay is or if there is a problem..
     
  5. KalikoFarms

    KalikoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW another thread another wonderful learning lesson. I have often wondered what is to much to candle.....THANKS
    Rita
     
  6. bensteph821

    bensteph821 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes! Thanks so much..had one hatch This morning an:Dd another pipped! Wooopoooo
     

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