1. jacyjones

    jacyjones Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Aberystwyth, Wales
    I am no expert as this is my first go at incubating. I have candled 3 times and I took the lid off and looked at each egg then lid back on. I was going on the principle that the hen leaves the nest each day for about 10 minutes so the time I took to candle would not do any harm. I find the temp goes back up quite quickly.
    Good luck and I hope the hatch goes well.
  2. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

    Apr 24, 2009
    Yup, I didn't hurry, either. Well, I did once and dropped a Cameo Peafowl egg and a Silver Laced Cochin egg.[​IMG]
    Don't rush.
  3. jhart101

    jhart101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2009
    Clayton, NC
    I don't really hurry too much but I do take one at a time and keep lid closed in between.
  4. insiderart

    insiderart Obviously Insane

    Apr 30, 2009
    I incubate my eggs in egg carton bottoms. So when I candle I just take out one whole batch at a time, candle the whole batch, return this batch and get the next.

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