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My Chicks Are Not Hatching!!!!

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It has been 2 hours since they have first pipped!!! Im so worried!! is this normal?? am I overreacting??? Some sites say it says 12-18 hours for button quail to finish but I don't know!!!

some are chirping and others are not!!! will they be okay???

one made a largeish hole but that's it! the others have not done much.

I have 5 that have pipped and 6 in the incubator in all.

Should I do something or just do nothing?? (im not doing anything unless necessary. )

Hello. I am The Neon Panther but I wished to be called Kae or Crazy Quail Lady. But you can call me anything! :)

Some of my favorite animals are Dogs, Quails, Pigeons, Starlings and of course, Chickens!!!

EXTRAS TO MY SIGNATURE!! (Click to show)
I currently live in , Texas and own 5 quail 100% under my care.
RIP Lucky, Puffball (button quails) and Snickers, who is the reason I'm here.
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Hello. I am The Neon Panther but I wished to be called Kae or Crazy Quail Lady. But you can call me anything! :)

Some of my favorite animals are Dogs, Quails, Pigeons, Starlings and of course, Chickens!!!

EXTRAS TO MY SIGNATURE!! (Click to show)
I currently live in , Texas and own 5 quail 100% under my care.
RIP Lucky, Puffball (button quails) and Snickers, who is the reason I'm here.
Reply
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First, take a deep breath. Then sit on your hands. Pips can take 24-48 hours to become a zip and hatch. As long as they have a hole and can get air in and out, they are fine. I currently have 12 in lockdown and 2 hatched and the others are all pips. I just sit back and watch. What day are you on? I always give all eggs at least 3 extra days past day 21. Good luck and breathe. It takes a lot of work to get that first hole and they will build up strength and finish absorbing everything before they continue to zip.

Currently just me and twin boys and a cat who thinks he is person. I now have 2 true Ameraucanas and 1 beautiful Frizzle. Also have 3 BO and 3 Barred Rocks now. Yeah chicken math!

 

I have recently added two Red Stars and now have 6 SLW chicks brooding in my living room! More chicken math!

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Currently just me and twin boys and a cat who thinks he is person. I now have 2 true Ameraucanas and 1 beautiful Frizzle. Also have 3 BO and 3 Barred Rocks now. Yeah chicken math!

 

I have recently added two Red Stars and now have 6 SLW chicks brooding in my living room! More chicken math!

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Originally Posted by akchick76 View Post
 

First, take a deep breath. Then sit on your hands. Pips can take 24-48 hours to become a zip and hatch. As long as they have a hole and can get air in and out, they are fine. I currently have 12 in lockdown and 2 hatched and the others are all pips. I just sit back and watch. What day are you on? I always give all eggs at least 3 extra days past day 21. Good luck and breathe. It takes a lot of work to get that first hole and they will build up strength and finish absorbing everything before they continue to zip.

I checked them and made sure they had holes. 

I think 16/17. The incubator got stuck at day 5 so I am not sure, but that is when quail normally start to hatch.

Thank you so much. Good luck with your hatch!!

Hello. I am The Neon Panther but I wished to be called Kae or Crazy Quail Lady. But you can call me anything! :)

Some of my favorite animals are Dogs, Quails, Pigeons, Starlings and of course, Chickens!!!

EXTRAS TO MY SIGNATURE!! (Click to show)
I currently live in , Texas and own 5 quail 100% under my care.
RIP Lucky, Puffball (button quails) and Snickers, who is the reason I'm here.
Reply

Hello. I am The Neon Panther but I wished to be called Kae or Crazy Quail Lady. But you can call me anything! :)

Some of my favorite animals are Dogs, Quails, Pigeons, Starlings and of course, Chickens!!!

EXTRAS TO MY SIGNATURE!! (Click to show)
I currently live in , Texas and own 5 quail 100% under my care.
RIP Lucky, Puffball (button quails) and Snickers, who is the reason I'm here.
Reply
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