Does it pay to candle test button quail eggs??

austin12895

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May 17, 2009
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I have 28 button eggs and 8 coturnix eggs in my incuabtor that I set yesterday. Since it only takes like 16 days for them to hatch, does it really pay to candle test them? Thanks
 

Dipsy Doodle Doo

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Jan 11, 2007
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Hi!
I think is worth the effort --- especially if they are 'test' eggs --- to candle prior to setting and at Day 6 or shortly thereafter.
I started on 6/3 with a group of 40 shipped coturnix eggs and candling prior to setting showed 9 were cracked. 8 more candled clear on Day 6-ish.

If you don't candle, then you don't know.

Honestly, to me it has always been hard to tell on Button eggs anything more than whether they are clear or growing. But at least candling shows you that.

Good luck !
Lisa
 

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