If the chicks are day 19 can I candle them? QUICK need answers:)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chicken Charlotte, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Chicken Charlotte

    Chicken Charlotte Out of the Brooder

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    Hello peeps,

    I need to know if I can candle on day 19 I know I will not see much but its worth a try if I can:jumpy
     
  2. piccolini

    piccolini Songster

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    You really don't want to mess with the humidity. I'm also on day 19 and am fighting the urge to candle them!
     
  3. Higins00

    Higins00 Songster

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    I do it. Out quick back in quick. I look for shadow movements.
     
  4. Deanner03

    Deanner03 The Cake Queen

    On day 19...they should be in lockdown with elevated humidity. DO NOT TOUCH THEM!!

    RESIST THE URGE!
     
  5. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    I wouldn't...but they are yours. It'll hurt your hatch rate. [​IMG]
     
  6. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    Quote:x2 yes, they might not hatch if you disturb the eggs past day 18
     
  7. Chicken Charlotte

    Chicken Charlotte Out of the Brooder

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    But apparently some one just made up lockdown and it really is not a real thing (thats what I heard)
     
  8. Chicken Charlotte

    Chicken Charlotte Out of the Brooder

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    Has anyone done it here and had some that u candled not hatch?
     
  9. zazouse

    zazouse Crowing

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    i candle mlne when transfering them to the hatchers
     
  10. Higins00

    Higins00 Songster

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    Some people swear not to open it some people don't care. It is oviously best to just leave it alone. I have candled eggs that were in question so they wouldn't blow up rotten on the other eggs and had all the eggs that were living hatch. Do you need to check them for something or add water? If not just leave them to hatch.
     

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