Bad eggs........

Discussion in 'Quail' started by dudekwm, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. dudekwm

    dudekwm Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought 40 eggs 20 courtex and 20 bw from a byc user. When i got them 7 were broken and its day 24 and 3 courtexs hatched and thats it. The temperature and humidity were perfect. [​IMG]
     
  2. canter6

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    Quote:Perfection is a relative term. You should probably contact the byc user in private and seek recourse. I cant stand behind any BW eggs, but I will state that this time of year coturnix eggs hatch at 30% or less, and shipping the eggs reduces hatchability.
     
  3. dudekwm

    dudekwm Out Of The Brooder

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    Its day 25 and the bws are starting to hatch:D
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I would say you need to be checking your thermometer. No matter what temp it says, it's probably reading higher than what it is. Bobwhites should hatch about 21-23 days, and coturnix between 15-21. I'd say your temps are a bit low.
     
  5. dudekwm

    dudekwm Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought it was odd i have two themometers and they both stayed between 99.5 to 100.
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    You still need to check them, a hatch that late is almost definitely due to low temps.
     
  7. dudekwm

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    Ok thanks buddy.
     

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