Hello all, first off, Love this forum... Love the Inventions thread, so helpful.. now, my question.. We have 36 quail eggs working on day 16. Tomorrow at 2 pm will be 16 days..I think I already know the answer to my question, "no one knows, wait and see".. but here goes anyway.. History on eggs.. we had 8 girls (12 weeks old), added 2 boys (4 months old), 3 days later started collecting eggs, yes we saw them breeding.. collected for 7 days, kept eggs cool (room temp) and turned 3 times a day. Started incubator, put eggs in, at first temp kept fluctuating, going low.. for first 3-4 days.. finally wrapped incubator in a blanket and put a light on it.. incubator is a china 48 egg, auto turn with fan. ( I know I should have done more research before buying, now) has since been keeping temp of 37.6 C (100f) I do have a thermometer/hydrometor inside box.. stays pretty close on temp.. Humidity is another story, mistakenly added water when we set it up.. (when we were putting eggs in, now I know to set it up several days in advance to get proper temp/humidity) woke up next day and humidity was 92. got all the water out of it, it was still high, upper 70's. finally got it down to 40-50 it took several days though.. since then I have been able to keep it 40-50, temp is great at 37.6c. I tried to candle, but can't see anything for the spots.. With all the ups and downs we have had, what are the chances of any of the eggs hatching..? I know now I should have checked closer on incubting eggs, Please dont bash me for not researching more before starting incubation. I have no idea if there is any chance of them hatching or if all the changes, and me not knowing things has reduced the chance to 0% for these poor eggs.. on day 14 we locked it down, raised humidity to 50-60%, won't open lid till chicks are hatched OR we know they are not going to. when we opened it to take out racks, there was no odor, I take that as a good sign.. we did notice that some eggs seemed heavier than the others. tried to candle, couldnt' tell anything. What do ya''ll think? is there a chance some might hatch?? I am a nervous wreck..
Edited by priccabona - 11/1/15 at 8:03pm