do i really need to candle?

flip9109

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Jan 14, 2008
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It's day 10 with franks serama eggs under my 2 broody hens. I am afraid of disturbing them and I have no idea what I'm doing anyway. I read the how to threads and have seen the pics of what I'm suposed to look for, but that hardly makes me quallified. So do I really need to do it? What am I risking by not?

Thanks
 

ebonykawai

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Dec 27, 2007
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Honestly, if I had a broody, I wouldn't even bother. The hen usually knows what's what anyway.


The only reason I candle is so I can take away eggs that might be bad, and to give me an idea of how many peeps to expect. If I had a broody, I wouldn't bother her at all and just take what nature was nice enough to give.
 
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twigg

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Mar 2, 2008
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No, you don't need to candle.

Just let Mom get on with it, and see what she brings ya
 

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