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Starting incubation of button quail 1/20

Discussion in 'Quail' started by thomp119, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. thomp119

    thomp119 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am setting 19 button quail eggs today in my Brinsea mini advance (12 eggs) and my Brinsea mini Eco (7 eggs) the eggs were shipped and I picked the best 19 I could based on what I could see by Candeling them. Who is with me?
     
  2. WalkingNorth

    WalkingNorth Out Of The Brooder

    Oh me! I just ordered the advance, would love to hear how it goes :)
     
  3. thomp119

    thomp119 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had great hatch rates in the past with both incubators. They are very reliable and accurate. I am curious to see how these eggs will fair. Most of the eggs that I set for this hatch have saddle shaped air cells due to rough shipping. A lot of the eggs that I didn't chose were cracked or had detached air cells. Darn post office!
     
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  4. WalkingNorth

    WalkingNorth Out Of The Brooder

    :( bloody post office

    i just finished incubating my first batch of eggs, shipped as well. i used a farm innovators styro incubator, still air and no turner. i really enjoyed the experience but didn't get the best hatch rate, 7/24. I eggtopsyd and found 5 more that died about day 3-6. i've heard good things about the brinsea and they had a sale so I went ahead and ordered

    I'll be rooting for your little ones [​IMG]
     
  5. robopetz

    robopetz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm on day 3 with my first batch wishing you luck!
     
  6. thomp119

    thomp119 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a white egg that I might candle tomorrow. It will be only day 2. Do you think I will see anything?
     
  7. robopetz

    robopetz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should have veins, button eggs are so small though may be really hard to see the veins. I've read somewhere you can candle halfway through so like day 8. I've tried searching for a button egg development chart but nothing came up. Good luck! Keep us posted pls! I'm on day 4 myself.
     
  8. thomp119

    thomp119 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll take a picture if I see anything tomorrow or throughout the incubation period. It should be interesting to track the development (now that I have a white egg to candle) Let's hope it's fertile!
     
  9. thomp119

    thomp119 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's is what I could see this morning on day 2 of incubation. It looks like a faint heart/vein system. (Im referring to the faint red spot in the middle of the egg) Thoughts??


    [​IMG]
     
  10. robopetz

    robopetz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh wow! That does look like a red spot with veins. Thanks for sharing. Day 5 for me but can't see nothing when I try to candle. I had no clue buttons can lay white eggs?
     

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