When do I do the float test on coturnix quail eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SeptemberQuail, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. SeptemberQuail

    SeptemberQuail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay, I'm on day two of incubating (day one, we put the eggs in in the afternoon, no turning - started the turning craze today.)
    Temperature is stable at around 37 degrees, sometimes varying between 36 and 38. Humidity remains at 40 % - 45 %

    It's my first time incubating eggs. We made our own home-made one with styrofoam.

    So I'm just wondering, what day during the incubation period is when we do the water float test? ^-^
    Candling is just too tricky with small eggs like these (for me.)

    Thanks.
     
  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eggs can sit at room temp for quite a while before they would float so, I think try getting a really strong and small flashlight and hopefully by day 7 you should see some veining in candling. Good Luck!
     

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