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Importance of Candleing?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickensInAK, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. ChickensInAK

    ChickensInAK Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I've got eggs in the bator for the first time ever and am on day 3! Anyway, I am just wondering if it is worth candleing them if I have no clue what I am doing? Doesn't it make the temp drop quite a bit taking them out? How likely is it that eggs would explode if I just let them go? Thanks!
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    Candeling is not needed at all. Smell the incubator every day an if it stinks smell every egg an throw away any that stink.
     
  3. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I don't usually candle until day 18 when I move them from the incubator into the hatcher. If your eggs are fresh you should not have a problem with exploding eggs.

    Good luck! AND, Welcome to BYC !
     

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