day 17 and counting down

Discussion in 'Quail' started by LeoneB, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. LeoneB

    LeoneB Out Of The Brooder

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    So - I am on day 17 of my Japanese quail eggs. Went into lock down at day 14
    Now for the waiting game..
    wish me luck :)
     
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  2. quailFarmah

    quailFarmah New Egg

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    Good luck!!! they should be popping out any time!!
     
  3. LeoneB

    LeoneB Out Of The Brooder

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    woke up this morning to one baby quail - only 23 to go :)
     
  4. LeoneB

    LeoneB Out Of The Brooder

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    so - 8 babies now (things happened while I was at work today) so exciting.
    I know they will be fine for a day or so without food - but not sure, do I need to put some water in for them?
    cheers
    Leone
     
  5. eHuman

    eHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wait 48 hours and have read up to 72 before transferring them to the brooder. The biggest issue is losing humidity while eggs have pipped causing them to become shrink wrapped.
     
  6. LeoneB

    LeoneB Out Of The Brooder

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    19 babies out of 24 eggs.. pretty stoked for a first time trying.
    not bad for a home made incubator from a polystyrene box, with holes to moderate humidity. Hand rolled them 3 times a day prior to lockdown. all happy now in their brooder :)
     
  7. quailFarmah

    quailFarmah New Egg

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    excellent work for the first time!!
     
  8. LeoneB

    LeoneB Out Of The Brooder

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    This is what my 19 one and two day old babies look like. So **** cute!

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Tukamen

    Tukamen Just Hatched

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    I think all want to see a picture from incubator. Do you have?
    Good luck!!
     
  10. japking

    japking Just Hatched

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    Well done!! I'm on day 14 with my diy incubator. Got my fingers crossed!! [​IMG]
     
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