Abnormal day,anybody???

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Quail1994, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Quail1994

    Quail1994 Out Of The Brooder

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    Has anyone ever had a quail come out later then day 18 of incubation?

    If so,what was for example day 23 [​IMG][​IMG]

    I just want to get an idea of how long I should give all the eggs a chance.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    When I started incubating I gave all eggs 3 days extra ( I give some hatchers that chance when I get power outages here in the boondocks). 3 days extra is my tops because late hatchers tend to have problems due to being in the egg longer. a few days extra doesn't hurt them but when it gets to 23-24 days I pull the plug. In nature mama would sit that long.
     
  3. chance&augie

    chance&augie Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the tip Quail Lady... so if the eggs are not meant to be, the hen will eventually get up and move on?
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    chance&augie :

    Thanks for the tip Quail Lady... so if the eggs are not meant to be, the hen will eventually get up and move on?

    OR THEY WILL CAVE IN UNDER HER WEIGHT

    ACTUALLY IN NATURE THEY SEEM TO HAVE AN UNCANNY SENSE OF SMELL AND WILL ROLL BAD EGGS OUT OF THE NEST​
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2011

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