Button Quail not hatching?! Help?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ChickMan22, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. ChickMan22

    ChickMan22 Out Of The Brooder

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    We had 13 eggs in the incubator for 16 days and not 1 pipped yet! maybe they died in incubation? I candled them and I cant see anything inside! im so worried! help!
     
  2. 1000yearoldeggs

    1000yearoldeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! I don't know much about button quail, but I did just hatch my first coturnix quail and they were two or three days late. I think my incubator got too cold a few times, so it delayed them. Plus, they were shipped eggs.

    I would give them a couple more days before giving up on them. Also, try not to handle them if you can.[​IMG] I know it's hard, but you shouldn't handle them at lockdown. (I had trouble doing this, too)
     
  3. GrandmaBird

    GrandmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    give them until day 21. have you had the temps and humidity levels good? Like the other poster said it could be that or might you have unfertile eggs? did you stop turning at day 13? good luck keep us posted
     

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