Is there a way to candle button quail??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by arlee453, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    It's the end of day 15. Eggs were set for hatching, humidity is up, temps are good.

    So, is there any way to candle those little suckers? At least the light colored ones? Some are so dark I'd not expect to see anything anyway...
     
  2. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Nope... you just have to sit on your hands and wait... sorry. [​IMG]
     
  3. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    I candled my last batch. I kept the "empty" one just in case I was wrong-they never hatced. I could only really tell with the lighter ones. The dark ones I could see an air cell on at day 10 or so. Otherwise, I couldnt see any details on the embryo. They are so delicate though, you are better off waiting! I was candling others and was just curious so I checked a few of mine!
     
  4. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    I could never see into mine... how do you do it??[​IMG]
     
  5. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Dang it - I figured that was the case, but waiting is SOOOOO hard!!

    I really want these guys to hatch. They will be so cute down in the bottom of the parakeet aviary!

    I had a temp spike and so of course I'm extra paranoid...

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