I'm gonna candle my eggs tonight

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sara, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. sara

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    Today is one week since I put the eggs in the bator. Nervous to see how they are doing!
     
  2. Sharona

    Sharona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I candled one of my button quail eggs today (just did one because I didn't want to risk having out of the bator for too long). I chose the lightest egg and I couldn't see anything - good or bad. So I guess I'll wait another week - try again with the same egg and if I don't see anything I'll just have to wait! [​IMG]
     
  3. sara

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    How long does a quail egg take? Is it like 15-16 days?
     
  4. Sharona

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    Yes, 16 days. 16 L-O-N-G days! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. sara

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    That's much better than 21 days [​IMG] My son wants quail, so I thought about trying to hatch some. Are they hard to hatch?
     
  6. Sharona

    Sharona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first attempt but so far everything seems to be going perfect. It's very similar to chickens just a shorter incubation period - and you can't see to candle them. We plan on keeping them in an aquarium in the house! My friends think I'm nuts but oh well! [​IMG]
     
  7. mamading

    mamading Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sara wrote:
    My son wants quail, so I thought about trying to hatch some.

    I wish you lived closer. I'd give you the 5 quail that I have that hatched on Mother's Day.​
     

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