bobwhite quail issues HELP

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Yogalady, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. Yogalady

    Yogalady Out Of The Brooder

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    OK got the quail eggs on March 6th in the afternoon - put in incubator.
    Counted that as day one.

    Today is March 30, which is now day 25

    I have a few eggs that have what looks like a small pencil line circle now but NOT the pipping type photos I've seen at all.

    I did have a time maybe on the 21st or so that we had a power outage and I fear they died. the temp went down to 80ish but on and off I had a generator to bring the temp up a bit... very nervous.


    Is it possible that they - without major pipping at this point - could still make it?

    They are in a Hova Bator
    Temp and humidity have been awesome barring that one night.

    HELPPPP
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    I dont know how long they take , some quail seem to take like 16-18 days but some take as long as chickens or ducks , from what I have read , I dont have quail yet.
    I would say there is always a chance and give them more time. I am shure someone else willknow more .. Good luck
     
  3. Yogalady

    Yogalady Out Of The Brooder

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    The cortinux (sp) take very little time - these guys are 23ish days.
     
  4. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    well if you had a temp drop they may be like chickens meaning then they might hatch a day or so behind. I hope soemone who knows will answer you soon [​IMG]
     
  5. elliemay0305

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    i would leave them a few more days just in case but i dont think you will get any. [​IMG] however there could be a small surprise. we never know. when ever i have eggs i always leave them a few days longer just in case. but if they dont hatch i would say the temp drop did it. and until they have been in your bator for 24 hours i wouldnt count it as one day. what you could do is if there is a crack in one you could try to open it and see. they say not to help anything out of its shell. but i cant stand it!![​IMG] i would give them at least 28 days
     
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  6. Yogalady

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    Why is it that one should not help it out of it's shell? Is there a benefit to it breaking out on it's own? How does it harm them?
     
  7. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    there are lots of things that can harm them , you can cause them to bleed to much by damageing the blood vessles , you can be jumping the gun and the chick hatches witout absorbing all of tis yolk things like that but Im not anti helping like a lot of people here seem to be I just think you need to give them a adiquite amount of time to do it on htere own .
     

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