First Time Candling/Incubating Quails

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hailstorm97, Jan 14, 2017.

  1. hailstorm97

    hailstorm97 Just Hatched

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    So after arriving to me from shipping halfway across the states during terrible weather this January, to being my first batch of anything AT ALL, and being in my own home-made incubator, every single one of my eggs is looking like this:

    Good sign? :)[​IMG]
     
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  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Yes a very good sign and those veins are just what you want to be seeing :clap

    Good luck with your hatch :fl
     
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  3. hailstorm97

    hailstorm97 Just Hatched

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    Thanks a bunch Yorkshire Coop. The eggs are also 5ish days incubated I forgot to say:)
     
  4. hailstorm97

    hailstorm97 Just Hatched

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    Has anyone else had any luck hatching quails in a home made incubator? I'm kind of interested to see if theres any like mine. I'm super excited! All this has awakened a very creative, caring, and inventive side of me :) also I have a VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION- I set my eggs monday the 9th at 7 pm. Some would say tuesday at 7 would be the start of day 2, and some say an egg is not a day old until after 24 hours in the incubator. Which is it? It seems like it's always explained differently by each person. The question is, in other words, how old are my eggs as of 7 pm Jan 14?
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  5. hailstorm97

    hailstorm97 Just Hatched

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  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Day 1 is the day after you set the eggs.
     
  7. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    On Jan 14th at 7pm your eggs will be 5 days. The day you set them is day 0 and day 1 is counted after a full 24 hours of incubation. So setting on a Monday will make Tuesday at 7pm day 1, Wednesday at 7pm will be day 2 and so on.....
     

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