Day 18 and nothing - Eight have hatched

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Epona142, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Epona142

    Epona142 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's day 18 for my little coturnix eggs, and nothing is happening. [​IMG]

    They were shipped eggs, my first.

    As far as I have been able to, I have made sure the incubator temp is perfect, humidity, all of it. They were in a turner, except for four of them (which I turned three times a day), until the 15th day.

    I sure haven't fried them like my poor chicken eggs, who still hatched. Do quail ever take longer to hatch than normal?

    Come on little babies! I wish I had something that I could use to candle, but nothing I have works at all.
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2009
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sometimes it just takes a little longer for them to hatch.

    Hang in there and don't get to discouraged yet! [​IMG]

    Sending you lots and lots of good hatching vibes your way! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Epona142

    Epona142 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the vibes! I am hoping if we leave for a while they'll start hatching, like my chicks did.

    Come on little babies, you know you want to hatch tonight. [​IMG]
     
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You're welcome! Been there done that! [​IMG]

    C'mon babies! C'mon out and play! [​IMG]
     
  5. sara

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    Oh no, had you candled them at all?
     
  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Yep dont give up on them! If you dont smell anything stinky around the incubator im sure you're fine now it's time ot sit on your hands! [​IMG]
     
  7. ugly ducky

    ugly ducky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have any advice to offer, as I'm incubating my first quail eggs now, too. They are due on Friday, so I know how you must be feeling. Hopefully they are just a bit late, and you end up with some nice babies. Good luck!!!
     
  8. Epona142

    Epona142 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It worked!!

    We left to go out to eat and see a movie (Our anniversary! 6 long years) and we came back to a baby quail!

    I see maybe another pip, and here's hoping for more in the morning. I'm so excited.

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    Nope, I tried to candle once but I don't have anything that works for squat. Guess I need to try and get something! No stinky eggs though. [​IMG]
     
  9. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, good luck with the rest. They just wanted privacy to hatch.
     
  10. ugly ducky

    ugly ducky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YES!!!!! That's great news! Congrats! Hope you wake up to lots of little quail. Ooooooh, I can't wait for mine!
     

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