Is it ok to candle eggs that are in lockdown?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Alexia, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Alexia

    Alexia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it ok to candle an egg during lockdown and before any external pips as long as I don't turn the egg, do it fast and mist the egg to compensate for any loos of humidity due to opening the incubator? I am dying to see if I have any internal pips. Today is day 20.
     
  2. macdoogle2

    macdoogle2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't. You will know soon enought.
     
  3. Coopacabana

    Coopacabana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it's so hard to wait! ... but don't touch them.
     
  4. Alexia

    Alexia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know...I guess I will go do some laundry :) Thanks
     
  5. Alexia

    Alexia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks
     
  6. Coopacabana

    Coopacabana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    tell us how it goes and good luck!
     
  7. Alexia

    Alexia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First one hatched this mornign. Can anyone tell me what color is this baby silkie?[​IMG]
     
  8. champer

    champer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Um, blonde? It sure is cute whatever it's official color is! I just set some silkie eggs myself, so I guess I need to bone up on the breed. Good luck on the rest of your hatch!

    ETA isn't Buff an official color? That would be my GUESS [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2012
  9. champer

    champer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apparently, I can't edit more than once. If you don't get a good answer here, try on the Silkie thread under Breeds, Genetics and Showing.
     
  10. IroquoisEgg

    IroquoisEgg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks Buff to me!! Lucky you! I have been wanting buffs for some time. Kinda light so might feather in white but those buff spots make me lean towards a lighter buff color. So cute!
     

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