day 15 (coturnix quail) what should I watch for...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ButtonQuailBoy, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. ButtonQuailBoy

    ButtonQuailBoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what should I be on the look out for? rocking? Pipping? Anything?

    They have a 18 days they hatch mine are on the 16th day...
     
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  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    You already stopped turning them right? Make sure you have the humidity pretty high, like near 75% at least. They don't rock much, some people have said they do, but it is very faint. Once you stop turning them, you should notice the small end of the egg tilting down, this means there is a chick in it! [​IMG]

    Just get your coffee ready, cause they are like pringles...once you pop, you can't stop!! [​IMG]

    Plus, they can hatch anywhere between 16-18 days!! Have fun!
     
  3. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2008
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    One thing I noticed with coturnix is that they are able to get out of their shells without the shell coming apart in 2 pieces.

    I've had them come out of eggs that I didn't see any kind of pipping. I go back later and here are these little quailers.

    I hope you have a great hatch! [​IMG]
     
  4. Heather J

    Heather J Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great advice, thanks, I wondered too. My coturnix are on day 14, and my bobwhites on day 21, so everyone's coming out of the turner. Let us know how it goes!
     
  5. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
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    I never saw any of my corturnix eggs move. Usually when they start to zip they do it really fast. I would not expect any pips until day 17 or 18.
     
  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

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    So may pip out later. my button eggs where still alive on day 24.
     
  7. linebacker

    linebacker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Exactly! Pip, Zip and Pop.

    Brad
     
  8. ButtonQuailBoy

    ButtonQuailBoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay still nothing...is that normal?!?
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    How long has it been?
     
  10. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    My Buttons exploded like popcorn.

    If nothing happens by day 17 I reccomend an assited hatch to see what
    is going on.
     

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