Another 6 quail to add to the 8 that hatched 4 days ago...

Discussion in 'Quail' started by CartierChicken, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. CartierChicken

    CartierChicken Chirping

    Jun 11, 2011
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Now this batch had an incubator issues, so they were without power for 8 or more hours. I was expecting them to hatch day 18 or 19, because of the temp issue. Well 5 of the 6 had pips on day 17, but nothing more by this morning, day 19. So it was time, again, to assist the hatch. I opened them all up. Several were just in the wrong position, and several of the eggs had an unbelievably think inner membrane. I was convinced that none of them would have made it out on their own. I usually discard the eggs that have no pips, but I decided to open this one carefully. Low and behold, a very healthy chick popped out [​IMG] So it looks like I got 5 white Japanese and 1 wild Japanese Jumbo.

    I think I will take a small break on hatching out more quail for now. I am incubating Yocohama chickens, and I am running out of brooder space. So when is a good age to add the chicks in with other quail?

  2. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Songster

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    i've heard that its good to move them outdoors slowly at 4 weeks, then at 6-7 weeks they are ok to go in with other quails, just watch your m/f ratio
  3. joe125

    joe125 Songster

    Sep 20, 2010
    Quote:In an attempt to avoid an international incident. I won't say anything about properly counting days, or not busting chicks out. [​IMG]

    move them outdoors slowly

    thing just boggles my mind. Around here, birds are either inside the house or outside the house. No middle ground there. [​IMG]

    To the OP: Not sure what your pen setup is like, but you can mix younger (SEXUALLY MATURE) birds in with the rest of your flock when they are ready.​

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