Ok so. My mother had one of her coturnix go broody and allowed her to sit on 4 eggs. She seperated her from the others after one of the babies hatched and was pecked to death. The mother squashed the other and stopped sitting on her eggs. So she asked me to hatch them. It's been over a year since i've done this. She did not record the date of when these began so i have two unknown hatch dates. I have one egg that appears close to hatching and another that looks red with a small dark shadow. cannot tell what day that one is on but it's not making any dangerous noises and does not small so i'm guessing all is good. Can anyone give me an approximate date on the second? Weights are 6.96 on the Alpha one and 8.42 on the Beta. If that helps. Not keen to float test as my previous attemps resulted in exploding eggs. (thankfully not on my person). The air bubble is largish on the one close to hatching the dark fills the entire egg bar a cm between the chick and the air sack so i figure i have 2 days on that one. Should it be rocking or making noise? Don't know if they are still alive. Don't have pics. Camera not working. Please keep comments mature and civil. Thanx. Not urgent. (Body hatching is an alternative method used before incubators originally by Chinese women to hatch eggs) Coturnix incubation is 18 days to hatching Alpha is alive. I heard it chirp when i took them out to weigh.