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At what point will the egg explode?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by heksa, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. heksa

    heksa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put 4 quail eggs in an icubator a week ago. I candled them yesterday and two look empty, one full of something pink but no vains, and one with veins. I suppose only the last one is developing. I would like to give the others a little bit more time, but when are they likely to explode? So far they don't smell.
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    If you throw them out when they start to smell then you are fine. I hatch 40 weeks a year an have only had one blow up because I neglected to smell the incubator for a week.
     
  3. heksa

    heksa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ok, thanks ... so along with candling I'll be sniffing them from now on. [​IMG]
     
  4. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    If you do grab one that smells throw it out then an go wash your hands before touching any more. Ive had candlings where I washed my hands 3 or 4 times.
     

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