6 Button quial eggs go on LOCK DOWN TODAY !!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by IwannaBEaMERMAID, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2009
    Beverly Hills, CA
    Im hoping they hatch, after a big temp. spike and a drop in humidity on day 12 . .. . . [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    They are pretty hardie little hatchers.... just make sure when you hatch them you keep them in an escape proof brooder. I had the little buggers fly out at night and was awoke to WAAAAAHHHHH WHOOOP, WHAAAAA WOOOP WEEE WEEE WEEE..... under my bed,...... down the hall........ and under the couch. Fun at 1 in the morning chasing baby buttons .....with flash lights... HEHE
     
  3. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2009
    Beverly Hills, CA
    Is Humidity at 62 good, or should I go higher ?
     
  4. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    50-60% is ideal. I don't go higher.
     
  5. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    i just had one hatch out........ forgot how tiny they are... [​IMG]
     
  6. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2009
    Beverly Hills, CA
    Quote:TODAY !!
     
  7. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2009
    Beverly Hills, CA
    anyone know how to tell if the eggs are alive, If i take off the lid of the incubator and smell the LID it smells, but if i smell the EGGS it smells like steam ( not rotten )

    The reason being i have the little yellow incubator and the more duds i remove the more space the chicks will have, and after multiple temp spikes and a 110 degree day coming . . . I want to know

    and i cant candle b/c I just dont have a strong enough flashlight
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2010
  8. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Yep, today... [​IMG] I forgot all about them, they are nestled in between some of my Silkies eggs I stuck in the bottom bator.... until I herd it peeping, then I was oh, that's what's making that noise. they are hardy little things, as I forgot to do a lot of turning... hehe
     
  9. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2009
    Beverly Hills, CA
    OMG!! if any of these eggs hatch it will be a miracle !! NO GRANDMA ITS NOT HOT AT 7 IN THE MORNING !!! SO U DONT HAVE TO OPEN EVERY WINDOW !!!


    droppped my incubators temp to 92 . . .. . . . . .. .gr .. . ..
     
  10. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    you will have a delayed hatch if the temperature goes down. Button quail hatch at 99.5 degrees and 50-60% humidity.
     

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