Ad blocker detected: Our website is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors. Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker on our website.
The place to discuss incubating, hatching and rearing chickens.
4 posts • Page 1 of 1
hey i have my vorwerk eggs in incubator now been in 8 days whens best to candle them like will there be alot to see now and can i use a hand held led torch
Yes you can candle now its a good time I normally do mine at 10 days, and a handheld LED torch is fine, particularly if you can angle the beam so its smaller, and its powerful. Don't do it for too long though!
I do worry about these LED candlers. The beam is very bright- too bright for human eyes to look into. The first thing that is developed with a chick are the very complex eyes and I wonder if too much light intensity damages them in any way? Not something I would risk.
I know what you mean Chris, but I've been doing it for years, and not noticed any problem. I only candle twice, and I do it quickly.