Candling Quail Eggs.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Krazy, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. Krazy

    Krazy Out Of The Brooder

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    How do you candle them if you cant see nothing? I tried turning it and flipping it and still couldnt see through it.
     
  2. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    you need a BRIGHT light source, preferably smaller diameter than the egg. You want all your light concentrated into the egg, not all around it. Does that help?
     
  3. Krazy

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    Yeah it does
     
  4. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Krazy,
    are you able to see anything now? Just curious since we have not heard anything else from you. It takes a lot of practice candling eggs at all different stages to get familiar at what you are looking at.
     
  5. Krazy

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    I wasn't able to candle it so i decided to crack one.
    i had 100 quail eggs in the incubator and i just cracked one to check if it was any was still alive and I cracked 1 out of the 100 [​IMG]

    Guess what I saw! A BIRD. I saw a heart beat and after that I didn't crack any more [​IMG]
     

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