17 hatched from days 15-17, now day 21, any chance of more hatching?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by chefdkluke, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. chefdkluke

    chefdkluke Out Of The Brooder

    Just wondering how long I should wait before giving up on the rest of my coturnix eggs. I've read around of people having late hatches, but how late is too late?
    Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2008
    SouthEast TX
    Look up in the sticky for the float test. Test out your remaining and follow JJMR's instructions.
    But ya, your hatch is probably over.
     
  3. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    21 days, then scrap for recycle.
    With a good hatch, most should pop 17-18 days. I wait the full 21 days unless I'm 99% sure the egg isn't going to hatch.

    oops...I forgot to qualify my response. Coturnix quail. Other species have a shorter, or longer hatch range.
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2010
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:FOR COTURNIX?

    TURN OUT THE LIGHTS, THE PARTY'S OVER....

    FOR BUTTONS IT BEEN OVER....

    FOR BOBS YOU AINT SEEN NUTHIN YET! [​IMG]
     
  5. neb

    neb Out Of The Brooder

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    I know it is not the norm, but mine hatched up to day 29 and if I had not pulled the plug more would of probably hatched. They where Rain Quail, which are a type of coturnix quail. Something to do with my humidity or something, so don't pull the plug just yet there could be more coming [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG].
    I did the float test and it worked well.

    Good luck (post pics!)

    Neb
     

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