Can they hatch?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by potatobaba, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. potatobaba

    potatobaba New Egg

    Apr 21, 2009
    Hi, I'm new to your board. I had a quail nesting on my porch in a plant pot and my dogs scared her off after about 2 weeks. She had laid 10 eggs, the last one was laid about a week ago. I waited for about a day and a half, but no show - plus my dog is now obsessed with the nest location. I'm assuming she left and isn't coming back, so brought the nest inside and placed it in an incubator (temp about 101 and humidity around 60%). I am turning them 3-4 x day and wonder if there is any way I can know if they are still viable.
    Thanks in advance,
  2. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    You can try to candle them to see if there is any veining. If she laid the last one a week ago, there should be veining.

    I would recommend checking out the incubating eggs forum for more knowledgable answers.


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