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Looks like we got a total of 5 out of the 20 that went into the incubator. We got 2 blacks and 3 blues.

 

I have no idea why, but this one made me bust out laughing at work. I think it's because that's how I think I look in the mornings when I get out of bed!

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Looks like we got a total of 5 out of the 20 that went into the incubator. We got 2 blacks and 3 blues.
Aww great pictures! Congrats on your 5 little cuties :-)
We have Blue, Black & Splash Copper Marans, Calico/Mille Fleur and Self Blue Bantam Cochins, LF Cochins, and a laying flock of various heritage breeds, EE's, production breeds, mutts and more! We also have Quarter Horses, a pony and rescued dogs and cats. I usually have an incubator or 2 running too!
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We have Blue, Black & Splash Copper Marans, Calico/Mille Fleur and Self Blue Bantam Cochins, LF Cochins, and a laying flock of various heritage breeds, EE's, production breeds, mutts and more! We also have Quarter Horses, a pony and rescued dogs and cats. I usually have an incubator or 2 running too!
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post #253 of 490
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Sooo..I'm new around here... Is it too late to join in? I've got 28 button quail and 24 buff ophington eggs in the incubator. Quail hatch date is the 28th, and the chickens hatch date is dec 1st. The chickens candled 100% fertile last night. I never bother candling the button eggs. They sat over veterans day at the post office so I'm not overly optimistic that any will hatch at all :-/
Glad you joined us! It's not too late :-)
We have Blue, Black & Splash Copper Marans, Calico/Mille Fleur and Self Blue Bantam Cochins, LF Cochins, and a laying flock of various heritage breeds, EE's, production breeds, mutts and more! We also have Quarter Horses, a pony and rescued dogs and cats. I usually have an incubator or 2 running too!
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We have Blue, Black & Splash Copper Marans, Calico/Mille Fleur and Self Blue Bantam Cochins, LF Cochins, and a laying flock of various heritage breeds, EE's, production breeds, mutts and more! We also have Quarter Horses, a pony and rescued dogs and cats. I usually have an incubator or 2 running too!
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post #254 of 490

Yay Pip!! C'mon baby!!

 

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Malpositioned chick, free from harm!
Edited by rt farms - 11/15/15 at 7:00pm
post #256 of 490
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Originally Posted by OTTB228 View Post

Sooo..I'm new around here... Is it too late to join in? I've got 28 button quail and 24 buff ophington eggs in the incubator. Quail hatch date is the 28th, and the chickens hatch date is dec 1st. The chickens candled 100% fertile last night. I never bother candling the button eggs. They sat over veterans day at the post office so I'm not overly optimistic that any will hatch at all :-/

Definitely not to late to join!
Glad you are here. Have you hatched quail before? What are your hatch rates for quail? I can't seem to get my hatch rate above 50%. Not sure what I am doing wrong.
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Definitely not to late to join!
Glad you are here. Have you hatched quail before? What are your hatch rates for quail? I can't seem to get my hatch rate above 50%. Not sure what I am doing wrong.

 

My hatch rates usually average about 50% too but I've only ever hatched shipped quail eggs before. Hopefully my own birds will start laying and I can see if NOT going through the post office helps my rates any. :-/

Layer hens(various purebred & mixed breeds), Courtinix Quail, Button Quail, Frillback Pigeons, White Racing Homing Pigeons

Future Purebred Breeding Goals(Dreams!): Silver Sebrights, Black Jersey Giants, Black Minorcas, Barred Rock Bantams, Exchequer Leghorns, Snowflake Bobwhite Quail, Red Golden Pheasants, Royal Palm Turkeys

 

Know well the condition of your flocks and give attention to your...

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Layer hens(various purebred & mixed breeds), Courtinix Quail, Button Quail, Frillback Pigeons, White Racing Homing Pigeons

Future Purebred Breeding Goals(Dreams!): Silver Sebrights, Black Jersey Giants, Black Minorcas, Barred Rock Bantams, Exchequer Leghorns, Snowflake Bobwhite Quail, Red Golden Pheasants, Royal Palm Turkeys

 

Know well the condition of your flocks and give attention to your...

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post #258 of 490

Hu everyone, I just set 24 eggs that are due to hatch the sunday after Thanksgiving. But I am having a bit of a panic.. I realize one of the eggs the eggs I sat was upside down. I'm on day 7 and can clearly see a live embryo and a nice air cell on the big end but that was the end that was down.. do I leave it that way till lock down... flip it slowly now.. help

My flock: RIReds, GSLinks, Brock, Baustr, EE's, SLW, Silkies, Delaware roo, assorted other bantams, dogs, cats, turtles. Husband and two awesome sons.
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My flock: RIReds, GSLinks, Brock, Baustr, EE's, SLW, Silkies, Delaware roo, assorted other bantams, dogs, cats, turtles. Husband and two awesome sons.
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post #259 of 490
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Definitely not to late to join!

Glad you are here. Have you hatched quail before? What are your hatch rates for quail? I can't seem to get my hatch rate above 50%. Not sure what I am doing wrong.

My hatch rates usually average about 50% too but I've only ever hatched shipped quail eggs before. Hopefully my own birds will start laying and I can see if NOT going through the post office helps my rates any. :-/
I had about 40% with shipped eggs and it bumped to 50% when I started hatching my own. So, there was a slight improvement.
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Hu everyone, I just set 24 eggs that are due to hatch the sunday after Thanksgiving. But I am having a bit of a panic.. I realize one of the eggs the eggs I sat was upside down. I'm on day 7 and can clearly see a live embryo and a nice air cell on the big end but that was the end that was down.. do I leave it that way till lock down... flip it slowly now.. help

First things first, take a deep breath and relax. The chick should be just fine. Eggs are supposed to be rotated multiple times a day and the chick growing inside shouldn't be harmed if you carefully and slowly turn the egg over. When a broody hen rotates the eggs they don't always end up pointy side down. A gentle turn should be just fine.
post #260 of 490

Ok thanks!! I was so careful when I set them but I don't remember noticing how oval that egg was- not till I went to candle and see the cell at the bottom. Thank you. I am going to breath again now!!

My flock: RIReds, GSLinks, Brock, Baustr, EE's, SLW, Silkies, Delaware roo, assorted other bantams, dogs, cats, turtles. Husband and two awesome sons.
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My flock: RIReds, GSLinks, Brock, Baustr, EE's, SLW, Silkies, Delaware roo, assorted other bantams, dogs, cats, turtles. Husband and two awesome sons.
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