I had 17 Coturnix quails in the incubator.
Woke up yesterday morning, day 15 and was going to put them in lockdown and noticed one hatched...... so I quickly got him out and put the rest in lockdown.
About 4 hours later I noticed another had externally pipped, there doesn't seem to be any actual whole, just a slight bulge and some hair line cracks. It has looked the same for about 20 hours.... should I investigate this guy?
This morning a different egg had hatched (quail is still in the bator) hatched about 6 hours ago. It's been rolling the eggs as they do.
I was trying to decide whether to remove it or not, I shone a dime flashlight in the bator and noticed that another egg has pipped but on the wrong end........ noticed this about an hour and half ago.....
I have set up a smaller incubator as I do with all my hatches, for just in case scenarios, I was wondering should I quickly open the incubator, and remove the hatched chick, and put the 2 eggs i'm concerned about the smaller incubator so that I can monitor them with disturbing the rest of the eggs?
What do you guys say?