Day 14 Lockdown **Oooppsss, no day 15, and we've got babies!**

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Kim_NC, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    Mt Airy, NC
    Well, I'm at day 14 on my first quail hatch in a Hovabator.....120 eggs. They're out of the egg turner, humidty increased to 60+ for lockdown.

    I'm not a good candler, even with chicken eggs. So I left about 10 eggs that didn't appear to have developed fully. The other 110 felt "heavy" in addition to passing candling.

    We'll see, they're due to hatch end of the week or over the weekend. [​IMG]
     
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  2. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got some coturnix eggs in the bator. First time hatching these type eggs & thought lock down was on day 15. Guess I stand to be corrected.
     
  3. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck to you both with your hatches. It is addicting...

    BTW, 7L Farm, I also lock down on day 15. Not saying that its best, just what I do for coturnix.... Bill
     
  4. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    As long as you lockdown 2-3 days prior to expected hatch, it's all good [​IMG]
     
  5. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK Thanks!!!
     
  6. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    Mt Airy, NC
    I updated my OP title. I counted wrong. This is day 15. (We set the eggs on March 8th).

    But we have 4 already hatched about 30 minutes ago!!! I'm waiting on them to dry and setting up a box with water/food/light to move them out of the 'bator.

    LOL...even DH is excited.
     
  7. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:ummm....what species are you hatching ? 15 days is early for any quail to be hatching that i know of....
     
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  8. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    Mt Airy, NC
    They're Coturnix. Have 6 hatchlings now. All are dry, and appear normal so far.

    ETA: 4 look to be pharroh/brown, 1 golden, 1 tuxedo. Not sure on the tuxedo. These are my first ones this tiny. I'm not a good judge at this size.
     
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  9. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Congrats on the new little ones.....[​IMG]
     
  10. Chikndinner

    Chikndinner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What was your average temperature during incubation?
     

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