Set 20 eggs this morning. I set 60 last time and was expecting about 50% hatch or less since I was using a homemade incubator. 48 hatched and that was way more birds than I was ready for. Never again. Hoping for about 15.
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I had two survivors hatch today. I was worried I'd only have one because only one had hatched before I left for work. The other one was in the process of hatching when I got home tonight.
I noticed that the one that hatched this morning has curled toes on his right foot. I''ve been researching and I'm wondering if I could do the band aid shoe or pipe cleaner shoe on a coturnix chick with them being so small. If I do the band aid shoe, will it pull skin when I take it off? The chick still runs around like a madman even with the curled toes, so its not slowing him down any.
Any additional advice would be greatly appreciated!
Waiting to see my first hatch in 4 days.