How do you remove eggs to candle without upsetting the balance?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Hooterville, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. Hooterville

    Hooterville Songster

    I'm thinking ahead here! I'm setting my eggs in the AM. I'm a really new newbie! [​IMG] I'm wondering how you take out the eggs to candle without upsetting the balance in the incubator. Do you just take out a few at a time? Does the drop in temp really make a big difference?

    Also, I've got a turner--should I try to take out one of the trays that holds the eggs to candle?

    Yes, I'm overflowing with questions!!

    Thanks for the help! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2008
  2. Mom 2em All

    Mom 2em All Songster

    Apr 20, 2008
    Southeast Michigan
    Wait til Day 7, and then take one egg out at a time to candle them. Put it back, then take out another, etc.

    Dont try to take out the turner racks- that is a big ole pain in the butt that requires taking out the entire turner and unscrewing the screws, etc.

    Good luck.

    If you feel like it- you can also take your candler/flashlight and shine it through the top of each egg, leaving them in the turner inside the incubator. Just work your way on through them all, one at a time.
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Quote:I use a high powered surefire flashlight and go over the top of each egg in the bator to pull clears on day 14. Quick and easy. A little cool down isn't going to be a problem. Just avoid candling daily.
  4. Mom 2em All

    Mom 2em All Songster

    Apr 20, 2008
    Southeast Michigan
    You don't do Day 7? For the Seramas in my incubator this time, I did Day 7 (didn't have the patience to wait for Day 14), and I wont look at them again until I move them into the hatcher. [​IMG]

    edited because:
    I obviously didn't know how to spell 'this'. lol
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2008
  5. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    i candle on day 10 i take out 3 at a time and candle them
  6. Hooterville

    Hooterville Songster

    Thanks for the info. I'll let you know what I end up with!

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