I tried to candle my coturnix eggs.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by laseterlass, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. laseterlass

    laseterlass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first egg the light shown thru lit up like a light bulb. The others the light would not. May I assume it is because there is something inside the egg?
     
  2. rllupien

    rllupien Out Of The Brooder

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    I would be very interested to know this a well! Coturnix eggs are really hard to candle.... I've attempted a few different times with different flashlights and all of mine seem pretty much the same. A dark mass and some lighter area to one side. I'm assuming I'm seeing the yolk. I couldn't see any veining but I've hatched coturnix before and never was able to see anything then either. Hopefully someone can shed some light ( no pun intended).
     
  3. gingerly1983

    gingerly1983 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't had any luck candling my coturnix eggs :/ I don't know if its because of the spots or if the shells are thicker.
     
  4. kenazzo2000

    kenazzo2000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have got a brindsea torch and i see them well with it if you have half of the inside of the egg dark i asume that they are fertile hope im right
     
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  5. robopetz

    robopetz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are coturnix like button quail eggs? If so, you just need a bright enough light. I found my iphone to be bright enough to candle my button eggs.
     
  6. rllupien

    rllupien Out Of The Brooder

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    I've not tried candling buttons, but I did try candling my cots with my iPhone light and I couldn't see anything.
     
  7. robopetz

    robopetz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really? What day were you on? About 10 days into incubation I can't see either lol
     
  8. jwatts

    jwatts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never thought it was possible to candle coturnix eggs. I had a few eggs spoil last time on me last time i tried to incubate, i couldnt tell only smelled them when they cracked by themselfs "whew". How can i be sure this dosen't happen again? maybe a small pc. of copper tubing and a flashlight under it?
     
  9. robopetz

    robopetz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think there is a YouTube video showing how to make a candler and how to candle coturnix. My iphone case makes a lil cradle part where I can sit the egg on and works great for me.

    I should be getting my coturnix eggs in the mail today. I will candle to see if there is any non visible cracks then I'll let y'all know how that goes.
     
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  10. jwatts

    jwatts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now im wondering if some of the ones i had in the incu that cracked and smelled were cracked in the first place? its got me thinking.
     

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