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Button eggs not hatching ...

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Mrs. Fluffy Puffy, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I have 8 Button eggs that "Were" due to hatch today, but none did. I'm hopeing they hatch tonight.
    Tomorrow I have 4 more eggs due, then 3 more on Friday. Sunday night the electricity went off for 2 hours and I had to bring my eggs in my the fire. I had a thermometer in the pan I had them in and it read 100 degrees the whole time. I'm guessing this is the reason they aren't hatching?? I'm also incubating chicken eggs and they are still alive. 9 of the chicken eggs are only 4 days "old" so I can't tell for sure on them but two eggs are for sure alive so [​IMG] that the quail eggs are too. I have Never had button eggs hatch on the right day either on day 17 or 20 or some. Mostly day 17 - but I'm still a tad bit worried! Here are some pictures of "Pips" that my mom sees - I don't see'em. What do you see? I just need some encoragement - to tell you the truth I have little hope for this hatch. [​IMG] But...only time will tell!

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    Thanks for any thoughtful ideas, or comments. [​IMG]

    ~God Bless~
     
  2. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    I think I see a pip on one.[​IMG]
     
  3. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    High Springs, FL
    I always thought it was funny with my buttons that they all seemed to hatch at the same time....You would see nothing and then a couple of hours later they were all hatched LOL!
    Good luck to you!!! I <3 buttons [​IMG]
     
  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Robo - are you seeing it on the speckled egg? I looked at one and it was just a brown blob and not a pip - [​IMG]

    TriciaHowe - I hope you're right! [​IMG]
     
  5. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Patience my friend. Sometimes it just takes longer. There could be a slight delay since the power outage but you should get some babies in no time.
     
  6. peewee

    peewee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sending you some good hatching vibes. [​IMG]
     
  7. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Alexandra thanks [​IMG]

    PeeWee - Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  8. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy :

    Robo - are you seeing it on the speckled egg? I looked at one and it was just a brown blob and not a pip - [​IMG]

    TriciaHowe - I hope you're right! [​IMG]

    That brown one with the speckles on it.​
     
  9. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    I feel for you MFP....I have such terrible luck with eggs. I had 7 ducks that rotted.[​IMG] After the full term in my incubator!
     
  10. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Robo - I felt of the egg and it was just a brown spot on the egg. [​IMG]

    awesomefowl - ugh that Stinks!
     

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