Set my first eggs

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Dogfish, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

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    I set 28 pheasant eggs in the incubator, along with 10 turkey eggs. We'll see if the boys have been getting the job done.

    Turkey eggs should be easy to candle, but how are the pheasant eggs to candle. I would expect with a dark green/brown outside, it is rather difficult. Any tips, or just leave them alone?
     
  2. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    I have no idea, but maybe someone will see this.

    Good luck!
     
  3. arherp

    arherp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are about as hard as quail eggs, for me, anyways. If you can accurately candle the stuff like Coturnix, you will have no problem with these. Just use a LED light - they work better.

    What kind of eggs did you set?
     
  4. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

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    Boring old ringnecks.
     
  5. ranit

    ranit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I find they can be hard to candle after the first week, but by the second you can pretty easily tell if they are developing. Of course I just have an inexpensive candler, would probably be easier if I had a better one.
     

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