Bobwhite quail hatch in progress.....

Discussion in 'Quail' started by TarheelBirdy, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. TarheelBirdy

    TarheelBirdy Chillin' With My Peeps

    ....I have 41 BW eggs in the bator, day 23 JUST started , and I see quite a few tiny pips! Here are pics so far.

    They came from Lake Cumberland Game Birds. In great shape when they arrived. Ordered 50, got 55, locked down 41. Pipping tonight.

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    Gotta get to bed, looks like things might be getting busy around here soon.


    Here is our brooder. DO NOT BE AFRAID OF THE SECURITY DOG, despite his ferocious, terrifying demeanor.
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    WILL KEEP YALL POSTED!
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2012
  2. MobyQuail

    MobyQuail c. giganticus

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  3. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a Brooder House.!!!!! You got about a week before Odors get out of control...cva34
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Good luck with all those babies!!
     
  5. TarheelBirdy

    TarheelBirdy Chillin' With My Peeps

    We are now into the 24th day. Lots of pips, no hatches. Should I be concerned? Has something gone wrong?
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Are they giggling around in the eggs and not hatching? What is your humidity level and temp? Are you using a still or forced air incubator?
     
  7. mossypath

    mossypath Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Hope your hatch went well.
    x2 on the humidity level.
     
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  8. TarheelBirdy

    TarheelBirdy Chillin' With My Peeps

    They are in a Hovabator 1588 forced air. Temp has been steady at 100, humidity upped to 70 - 73 for the past few days (before that it was at 60). They aren't jiggling, but then again, I have them upright in a carton. Could that be why? Can hear them cheep-cheeping.

    EDITING TO SAY NEVERMIND!!!! They are hatching out like POPCORN!! Literally, as I sat typing those details above, six of them zipped and hatched! Four more just about to jump out. THANKS EVERYONE!
     
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  9. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Congrats on the new babies!!! You had us all worried. I know how it is on hatching...it is easy to get worried. LOL

    Pics when you got them!
     
  10. TarheelBirdy

    TarheelBirdy Chillin' With My Peeps

    10 popped out, all from the left side of the carton - and now nothing is happening. Boy they are cute.
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