Chick pushing other unhatched eggs around?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SeptemberQuail, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. SeptemberQuail

    SeptemberQuail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2012
    My little quail egg hatched one or two hours ago, and is curiously exploring.
    Now she's pushing the eggs around -- which I know isn't that good. BUT, do you think the eggs being pushed around can still hatch?
    I can't take the little chickadee out now, she's still drying off.

    There are 34 eggs in the bator...
  2. ChicKat

    ChicKat Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Not quail, but chicks in the incubator---and I had concerns about the rough bumping into the eggs as the newly hatched made the rounds.... All turned out fine. My guess is that they will be O.K. --

    Hope you get some good answers from quail raisers....Happy hatch!
  3. Dasp

    Dasp Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 10, 2012
    Simi valley

    Don't worry about the newly hatched quail pushing the eggs around.. that kinds wakes the other eggs up telling them to hurry up and hatch. Which is why many people notice once one quail hatches next thing you know they are all hatching

    Congrats though on your hatch!

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