Final Candling

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Brohnson, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. Brohnson

    Brohnson Out Of The Brooder

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    I do my day 12 dandling tomorrow before I go into lock down and since this is my first time, my question is what do you guys do with your bad eggs? Do you examine them to see if they started or not or do you just trow them out?

    Thanks, Tim
     
  2. Quail Jailer

    Quail Jailer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    By day 12 I dont bother to try to candle them. A person is free to do whichever he wants,
    but for the most part ~chuckle~ there ain't anything in there I want to see.
     
  3. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just toss them in the compost. All you can see from candling is fertile or infertile. If it lights up green it's empty (infertile) if you can't see anything then it is fertile. With coturnix eggs you can barely see when you are candling them, only well enough to decide if there is a chick in the egg or there isn't.

    Edit to add: most of us do break open the eggs that don't hatch so we can see why those didn't. it's called an eggtopsy.
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2014
  4. Quail Jailer

    Quail Jailer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually dont, unless I had something unusual going on.
     

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