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Can you candle quail eggs?

Post by Horsley-Anarak on Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:53 pm

As zero hour is rapidly approaching, I have been playing with candling.

I made a hood for my mini maglite, out of a bit of beer can and some draft excluder all held together with selotape.

I looked at my wifes bantam eggs first and broke the news to her that some looked clear.

The few lighter coloured quail eggs that I looked at (day 14) clearly showed the air sac with the rest being dark(chick like).

Does this mean that thing are ok?

What should I be looking for?

Am I wasting my time trying ?

Thanks

H-A


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Re: Can you candle quail eggs?

Post by Welwyn Quails on Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:47 am

When you candle the eggs, if the light shines straight through, the eggs are clear. If the eggs look dark and there's a little air sac on the top, then they are fertile.

Usually, if you candle the eggs after the first week, you can see one or two red veins, and - with luck - the chick should develop from the embryo.

Confused ? Me too!

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Re: Can you candle quail eggs?

Post by rohraen on Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:56 pm

no you`re not mad, i candle my quail eggs to check i`m not waiting for a big dissapointment @ day 18!

candled my my eggs from ironsun, and you can see the chicks doing backflips! Very Happy

( have you ever had an exploding egg in your incubator? they arnt fun either, and ruin all the others )

its easier to candle quail than welsummer or maran eggs, or maybe i need my eyes testing again????
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Re: Can you candle quail eggs?

Post by internet_nobody on Sat Mar 29, 2008 1:50 pm

Yeah I candle a couple at day 8 just to check things are going on in the eggs.

Then re-candle when I stop turning to chuck out duds - unfortunately I was caught out last time and had to leave duds in as there were pippers when I stopped turning and I was worried about killing them with low humidity!
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