18 Quails? wow, that would be fantastic.
It's a shame about the cats you have there, i assume you will be super secure when building your Quails' home.
I actually have a cat myself, but he's kind of an oddball lol. He never attacks another animal.
He spends a lot of time relaxing and napping with my guinea pig, he loves my leopard gecko too. And he gets on great with my hamster haha! I think it's because when i got him at 12 weeks old, i already had a pet rat, and they grew up together and were the best of friends. And every other pet i've had along the way, he has been introduced to each one, and they seem to get on fine after that.
But yeah, i'll keep updating on this little Morrisons Quail egg, fingers crossed, and everything else crossed too! I'm so nervous, i really want this little guy to make it.
I do have a brooder, yes. I'll set it all up properly the second this guy hatches. At the moment all the bits are in the cupboard, out of the way until i need it.
I read that it's best to leave the chick in the incubator for about 24hrs after they hatch just to help them stay super warm and dry their feathers. So i'll do that.
And you've just reminded me that i need to order some Chick Starter food. That's the last thing i was meant to get, and i forgot it :O My local pet shops don't seem to do it here, so i need to order online :\
Right, i'm off to get some work done, and yeah, tomorrow evening/night is lockdown time, so, i'll candle the egg again, and i'm going to take a quick pic this time, and i'll put it up on here for you and anyone else who might be following this thread to take a peek at :)