baby button quail stop pecking at egg

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by curly245, Nov 17, 2019.

  1. curly245

    curly245 In the Brooder

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    i have this hatching button quail who just stopped pecking at the egg it made one hole and then it just stopped can someone help me?
     
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  2. glassdragonfly

    glassdragonfly Crowing

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    :frow I have hatched chickens but not quail. Chickens take a rest after pipping sometimes for 12 hours or more. How long ago did it pip?
     
  3. curly245

    curly245 In the Brooder

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    2 to 3 hours ago
     
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  4. glassdragonfly

    glassdragonfly Crowing

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    They are probably resting. I searched on BYC and found that it can take awhile. Just really watch the humidity.:jumpy
     
  5. curly245

    curly245 In the Brooder

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    ok thank you
     
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  6. glassdragonfly

    glassdragonfly Crowing

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    I'm finding from 12 to 16 hours from pip to hatch. Hope you have babies tomorrow!
     
  7. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist

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    Chicks have been hatching without human intervention for millions of years.
    Leaving the little guy to do its thing in its own time is the most likely path to success.
    Good luck!!!
     
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  8. curly245

    curly245 In the Brooder

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    it hatched but it has curled feet how would i fix this?
     
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  9. glassdragonfly

    glassdragonfly Crowing

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    :jumpyGlad it hatched! You will need to tape the toes in a natural position. This needs to be done right away. I'll try to find a video for you.
     
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    glassdragonfly Crowing

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