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Bobwhite Eggs Beginning to Woble

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Manchac Basin, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. Manchac Basin

    Manchac Basin Hatching

    Dec 22, 2013
    40 eggs are in the turning tray and 9 are laying on the wire. I have been turning the 9 by hand several times a day. The 23rd day of incubation for these eggs falls on the 6th. Today is March 2nd. Temps on my digital thermometer have been steady between 99 and 100 F. This morning I noticed an egg on the wire wobbling. Should I go ahead and lock all the eggs down or wait another day.

    Would lockdown be okay four days out from hatch date?

  2. dc3085

    dc3085 Crowing

    Your choice, probably won't have much effect, I've locked down eggs a day early because I wasn't going to be around on lockdown day. Just remember that hundreds of thousands of bobs are hatched every year following the standard hatching protocol.
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    You can lock down eggs as much as 5 days before hatch and it will have no effect on the chicks inside the egg. So go ahead and lock down. :)
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