Day 16.....Not a lot of hope : (

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Littleducky, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. Littleducky

    Littleducky Out Of The Brooder

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    I am on day 16 of my button quail. I would have thought that they would start to hatch today. I haven't seen the vibration or heard them like everyone talks about.

    I can't think of anything that went to wrong. My temps got a little high once but not for long enough that I would have thought anything was wrong.


    I have had a little problem keeping the humidity up. It has been so cold and dry here, that has been a bit of a strugle.

    I will give them a couple more days and hopefully when I get up in the morning I will have a bator full of little ones, or atlesat a couple.
     
  2. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Good luck! I have 25 (I think only 20 are viable) button eggs due in the wee hours of the 24th.
    Keep us updated. [​IMG]
     
  3. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    Buttons can be funny little things. They like to pop when the mood hits then LOL I would give them 20 days
     
  4. Littleducky

    Littleducky Out Of The Brooder

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    I won't get to worried yet then. Just can't wait for them to get here.
     
  5. Littleducky

    Littleducky Out Of The Brooder

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    Its now day 18 and when I got up this morning..... I have one that had piped. There is hope yea!!!![​IMG]

    I was starting to think that I was a failure. I imagine that others will be soon to follow. I can't wait.
     
  6. Skip

    Skip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good luck with the quail chicks!
     
  7. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    I am happy for you! Best of luck do you have the brooder warmed up and ready. They are so cute when they hatch
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I seem to have better hatches if the hatcher temp is around 98 degrees, instead of 99 [​IMG] [​IMG] fuzzy little bumblebee luck coming your way!! [​IMG]
     
  9. Littleducky

    Littleducky Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I got home this eve. and had 2 little bumblee bees in my incubator. They are a whole lot faster than I was expecting, not to mention I was afraid to pick them up because they looked so fragile. They are now resting hapily in thier brooder. I am sure my hubby will get used to the chirping tonight.... (There have been several comments about the noisy little things.) [​IMG] [​IMG]

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  10. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    OMG those a teensy things!
     

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