Lockdown Today, do I candle or not?

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  1. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Crowing

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    Today is day 18 for our 2018 hatch, do we need to candle after removing the turning trays or just let it go since we’re almost at hatching day. Will I risk the humidity level down?
     
  2. birdmanmax

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    I would just let them sit. But it’s up to you, there’s nothing to risk occasional humidity drops are only natural as a hen will get off the nest quite frequently. The only reason to candle at this point is to make sure they don’t explode on you.
     
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  3. Chasingcars

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    Day 18 for me too...I did candle and removed 5 eggs that were infertile ...30 eggs went into lockdown today :wee
     
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  4. Redhead Rae

    Redhead Rae Chickens, chickens everywhere!

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    I candle when I move into lockdown (I have a separate lockdown incubator) but you'll need to handle them to remove the turner anyway, so why not?
     
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  5. oregonkat

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    If you have candled them before (day 14 or so) and are sure that all are progressing as they should, then you probably dont need to do it again. I like to candle right before lockdown just to be absolutely sure that everyone is coming along, but it is not necessary. IMHO
     
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  6. Spartan22

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    So excited!!! My 2 Black Copper Marans just hatched after peeping for couple of hours, must be day 20 not day 19 today.
     

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  7. Spartan22

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    How’s it going my 2 FBCMs just pipped and hatched so fast. More to go!!!
     
  8. puffypoo

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    Congrats on the cute chickies!! :jumpy:jumpy:jumpy
     
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  10. Spartan22

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    Your so right, mine were so friendly and lay darks eggs.
     

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