Hi everybody, I am a kindergarten teacher and have recently been given the ok to hatch some chicks in my classroom. I have a dozen coturnix quail eggs and a Brinsea mini advanced incubator. About how long does it take for these chicks to hatch and do they generally hatch on schedule? I read that it takes about 18 days and day 18 would land on a Thursday if I started them on the 1st. I don't want them to end up hatching late on the weekend. Any advice? My main problem with waiting for the next week is that Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday the children have off for Thanksgiving so I'd have to make sure they hatched on either Monday or Tuesday. Perhaps this was a wrong time to start... Any suggestions would be great! There are 19 little people very excited about hatching birds and we could use any knowledge you could give! Thank you!