day 22 no hatch?!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jyphotog, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. jyphotog

    jyphotog Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, I gave my buddy about 30 eggs. He says he is on day 22 and none have hatched. I am curious as to why.

    He said he did open one and it was fully developed. Could it be lack of humidity?
     
  2. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    I'm no expert but sometimes they take a little longer. What's the humidity at? And is it still or forced air? :)
     
  3. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    What type of quail are you talking about? Humidity and temperature can play a huge role in delay. Was the chick still alive in the egg when your friend opened it?
     
  4. jyphotog

    jyphotog Out Of The Brooder

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    coturnix, and he said it wasn't alive.
     
  5. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Ks (Manhattan area)
    Bobs will take 23 but I did the break out on my cot eggs at day 23.
     
  6. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Unfortunately I think it's an incubator mishap of some kind. Coturnix should hatch around 17 days. I leave them in until 19 days, after that they are tossed and a new batch is set in the bator.

    I would ask your friend what the temp was at and humidity. And try again.
     
  7. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The cot eggs I set were "old" which I assume is not the case here if the eggs came from you. ETA: if the were fully developed but dead, that sounds like a humidity problem to me.
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2011

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