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do i really need to candle?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by flip9109, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. flip9109

    flip9109 Songster

    Jan 14, 2008
    st paul mn
    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?

  2. Honestly, if I had a broody, I wouldn't even bother. The hen usually knows what's what anyway. [​IMG]

    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.
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2008
  3. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

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

    Just let Mom get on with it, and see what she brings ya [​IMG]
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    I never candle eggs under a Broody hen....
  5. flip9109

    flip9109 Songster

    Jan 14, 2008
    st paul mn
    thanks that is the answer I was hoping for.

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