INTERNAL PIPPING CHECK MADE EASY.........

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jeneralee, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. jeneralee

    jeneralee Out Of The Brooder

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    I jus discovered today, that instead of candling the whole egg..I can use a cheapy book light. if you hold it directly up to the air cell it works great..even in a light room. no heat concerns and I believe less stress all around cuz its so quick. Anyway, jus thought I'd share. Try it! I can't stand this waiting much longer...
     
  2. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks,for the tip!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a single super bright LED penlight, by streamlight, same kind of thing, no heat.
     
  4. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm confused. Wouldn't you have to open the incubator during the last 3 days to candle the eggs for the beak sticking into the air cell? I thought we were not ever ever supposed to open the incubator til the hatch was done.

    Does this mean I can check fast when making sure on humidity (adding sponge, etc)
    Or should I just wait to hear chirping and see eggs rocking?

    thanks
     
  5. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Generally you should wait. I only mess with them when they're days late and I need to know whether to give them another day or they're gone.

    Opening the bator during the normal hatching period can and usually will mess things up.
     
  6. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Thats cool when you candle and you see the choick hammering away on the inside of the egg.
     

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