23 days Coturnix still hatching?????

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jen5680, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    what could be going on with these eggs?? It is day 23 and i had another hatch in the middle of the night and then nothing all day.
    how mudh loger should i wait on the ones that haven't hatched?

    Oh and i have to tell ya that i have never has these little sweet hearts before.
    i thought it was soooo sweet how they would all try to pile in my hand and sleep.
    i felt sorry for them because they would cheep cheep cheep if i didn't hold them so
    i put one of my sons little bean bag stuffed frogs in there with them and they love it!
    They all pile on it and under its arms and legs. it is sooooo cute!

    I also have a few that look like there little foot is curled up like. is this normal?
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2009
  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    23 Days And No Hatch? Hmm Dont Look Good For Them. They're At Least 5 Days Late--- Not A Good Sign. Have You Float Tested Them? Put 100 Degree Water In A Large Mixing Bowl And Let It Settle Down So Its Not Moving And Sloshing About--- Then Ever So Gently Ease The Eggs Into The Water--- Allow It To Settle Down Again And Just Watch--- Any Sinkers Are Duds, Any That Float On Top Of The Water Are Duds.

    Now Those That Float, But Are Only Partially Up Out Of The Water Are Or Were Good Eggs..... Keep Watching Them For A While And If The Chick Is Still Viable In The Egg You'll See The Egg Wallow Around Or Move When The Chick Inside Moves--- Gently Dry These Off And Place Them Back In Your Hatcher And Give Them A Little More Time.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I think the OP is saying that the eggs are still hatching at 23 days. I've always been told to wait 3 days after the last one hatches before calling it 'done'.
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    I See That Now--- Thanx Shelley. At Least Float Testing Will Tell You Which Ones To Hold Out Hope For And Which Ones You Can Go Ahead And Chuck In The Garbage...
     
  5. macnugget

    macnugget Chillin' With My Peeps

    I get a lot of hatches like that usally over a 3 day spand itys because the temps inside vary some what I kind of like hatches like that. For curled toes leave them in the bator for a day the wire will straighten the toes out
     
  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeppers Definately Happens From Time To Time.... Makes Me Like My Bobs A Lil More---- When The Timer Goes Off There's A Sudden Popcorn-like Explosion And Your Quail Are Ready! [​IMG]

    Got A Batch Ping Ponging Off The Inside Of The Hatcher Lid Right Now.....
     

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