Already rocking?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ssbs, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. ssbs

    ssbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have just a few eggs from my quail in the bator.. They've been in there for 13 days. I put some water in there a few minutes ago and noticed that 2 of the eggs were rocking. Why are they doing that so early?? I figured they might hatch late because the temp was only 95-98 for the first few days (incubating this batch was a spur of the moment idea, I just plugged the bator up without calibrating it) Now for the last couple days it's stayed at about 101 due to a heat wave we're having.

    Should I just go ahead and enter lock down now?
     
  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    IF THE EGGS A ROCKIN DONT COME A KNOCKIN..... OK OK SORRY I'LL BEHAVE NOW.. [​IMG]

    THEY MAY BE EARLY DUE TO THE HIGHER TEMPS...

    PERSONALLY I SET EVERYTHING IN TURNERS OR CARTONS FOR HATCH... SO I RARELY GET TO APPRECIATE ROCKIN UNLESS ITS IN A FLOAT TEST ON OVERDUE EGGS... BUT I REALLY COULDNT RESIST POSTING THAT OPENING LINE [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2011
  3. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] That's a good one!
     
  4. ssbs

    ssbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    GET YA SOME FLATS OR CARTONS OFF OF EBAY CHEAP AND YOU'LL HAVE THEM NOW THAT YOU'RE SETTING YOUR OWN EGGS [​IMG]
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    They can hatch as early as day 15 or as late as day 21, sometimes later. If you are hand-turning and they are in the incubator by themselves I would just stop turning them. What's your humidity at? I wouldn't want to raise it too high too soon. I've had coturnix hatch with humidity around 30% with no troubles from my own birds.
     

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