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When Candling?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by [email protected], May 11, 2009.

  1. R@ndy

    [email protected] Songster

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    Should you quickly get one out at a time and keep the lid closed? And how long do you have to get the incubator back up to the proper temp

    Thanks, Randy
     

  2. jacyjones

    jacyjones Songster

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    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.
     
  3. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

    Apr 24, 2009
    WV
    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.
     
  4. R@ndy

    [email protected] Songster

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    Thank you, my fingers are crossed [​IMG] I'm only on day2 but figured I start to prepare [​IMG] and get as much info as possible
     
  5. jhart101

    jhart101 Songster

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    I don't really hurry too much but I do take one at a time and keep lid closed in between.
     
  6. insiderart

    insiderart Obviously Insane

    Apr 30, 2009
    Arkansas
    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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