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Coturnix Hatching!*Update-31 hatched so far*

Discussion in 'Quail' started by CheerfulChaos, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. CheerfulChaos

    CheerfulChaos Out Of The Brooder

    Yes, we have pips! Now I just have to sit on my hands and try to be patient. Not one of my virtues. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2009
  2. Bornacentury2L8

    Bornacentury2L8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck to you![​IMG]
     
  3. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    YAY! go to bed that's seriously what i do! Wake up in the mornin to fluff! [​IMG]
     
  4. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Quote:Its probably like Cristmas Eve, hard to sleep. [​IMG]
     
  5. KyleD.

    KyleD. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Its probably like Cristmas Eve, hard to sleep. [​IMG]

    Exactly what i was thinking! No way i will be able to sleep if my little Quail started peeping right before bedtime!
     
  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    I do it otherwise I drive myself insane staring at eggs wondering if i just saw movement or not. No matter how many chicks i've hatched im still excited but if they are pipping near my beddy bye time i just give up and go to bed I just erase it from my mind and wake up and remember what may be inthe bator and i listen...and normally hear faint "pee pee peeps" [​IMG]
     
  7. CheerfulChaos

    CheerfulChaos Out Of The Brooder

    Monarc23-do they really hatch that fast? I was just kind of expecting to wake up tomorrow to find that they had started zipping, not that they had already hatched! I have friends that want to come see these babies hatch and will wring my neck if I just call them and say "oops, guess they hatched while I was snoozing." [​IMG] Can't say that I've seen any progress in the 2 hours or so that DH noticed some pips.
     
  8. CheerfulChaos

    CheerfulChaos Out Of The Brooder

    OK, just answered my own question. We did what you said and went to bed. In the morning there were only 2 little fluffy buts and they were so wet and wobbly that they couldn't have hatched more than 20 minutes or so before we got up. By Sunday night, we had 28 hatched. As of Monday morning we've got 30 total with one more working on zipping. 19 are in the brooder now with the rest still in the incubator. So that's:

    55 eggs shipped
    4 cracked, not set
    2 candled clear at 14 days, removed
    10 candled questionable at 14 days, set to one side in bator (none have hatched)
    39 viable as of day 14
    30 hatched so far
    9 left that may still hatch

    We are still on day 18. Not bad at all for a first hatch using shipped eggs. [​IMG] My kids were thrilled and we had throngs of neighbors and their kids here all glued to the incubator and watching the hatch. [​IMG]

    Edited to add: My DH commented "It's like Christmas, except the presents open themselves"
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2009
  9. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    GR MI: TN bound!
    Yay quail!
     
  10. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:haha awh! Yes normally a bunch hatch at once. they seem to hatch in groups. I can't wait to see how my huge batch does in my better incubator i'm really excited about it! LOL! and happy for you ofcourse! [​IMG]
     

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