incubating questions

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dandydoodle, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    How many days before you quit turning the eggs and go into lockdown. When am I suppose to candle?

    Thanks,
    MIchelle
     
  2. cbabcock5

    cbabcock5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Feb 15, 2012
    I am pretty new to all of this but lockdown is supposed to start on day 18 and there are many opinions about candling. Some people do it every day after day 3 or 4, some pick once or twice to do it. I have seen a lot say they do it on day 7 or 10 and then before lockdown. I think candling is relative to when you decide to do it or when curiosity gets the better of you. HTH [​IMG]
     
  3. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    Thanks,

    I will just wait a little bit on the candling. I don't really want to mess with them to much. That just can't be good. I guess maybe I will candle half way through and then once again before going into lockdown. They way I don't leave in any bad eggs. :0)
     
  4. cbabcock5

    cbabcock5 Out Of The Brooder

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    I went to Meier and found a flashlight with 130 lumens. It allows me to actually leave them in bator and look at them.
     

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