Coturnix still Hatching on day 23 can't belive it

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  1. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On February 9 I set some coturnix eggs and some Mexican specle bobs

    I decided to trow away the coturnix on monday but decided to do the water test

    4 eggs were still moving

    I put them back in the bator with the bobs
    1 hatched on monday this one I dont think its going to make it he is not able to stand on his legs
    1 yesterday this one is healthy
    1 just now this one was a very big egg like a double yolk kind , looks healthy


    1 bob also hatched
    4 are pecking


    but just can't belive coturnix still hatchig
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I've had that almost happen. The longest hatch I've had with coturnix was 5 days with eggs set at the same time. The first hatched on day 18, the last on day 22. Never had it happen before or after, but it was interesting! I had to brood the youngest and oldest separate, even though they were from the same hatch.
     
  3. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:why did you brood separate?
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Because the oldest chicks were almost a week older than the youngest chicks and about twice as big. They would have picked the youngest ones to death. I believe I eventually was able to put them all together but the first week or so I kept them separate.
     
  5. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had to keep chicks apart even when they were a day or two different in age because of that. Eventually I put them together, but I had to wait until they were able to fend for themselves better.
     
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