When can I candle the egg?

Sep 7, 2019
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My broody quail has started sitting on some eggs, but I don't know if they are fertile, so I'm just gonna let her sit on them for a few days until the "embryo" has developed enough so I can see it. When can I start candling the eggs?
 

slordaz

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I believe after day 5, at least it is for chickens. but true broody would recommend long sleeve shirt and gloves they like to draw blood if anyone messes with them on their nest protecting their eggs
 

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