Days 20 going into days 21 and No hatch

Discussion in 'Quail' started by djben, May 19, 2017.

  1. djben

    djben Just Hatched

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    I put my coturnix quail eggs in my incubator at 6pm on April 28 and now it's May 19 and no sign of hatching. What did I do wrong? I have a force air with auto turner. My temp are around 37.5 C to 37.8 C range. my Hum. are around 50-55 through out the incubation period and into lock down. These are my own eggs and the Infertile eggs are being toss before lock down. How long should I wait? what could impacts the eggs? I'm new to this and this is actually my first batch. Any quail people...help! Thanks!
     
  2. yallapilko

    yallapilko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Humidity should be 45 ... this can affect the hatch adversely
     
  3. geniash

    geniash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yallapilko is right, too high humidity. Qual eggs need to loose some weight before lockdown and high humidity doesn't help there. Also when going into a lockdown humidity should be 70-75%, this helps to soften the eggshell and membrane to help chicks hatch. Do a water floating test (youtube has a lot of great videos, make sure eggs have no cracks in them) to find out if the eggs are still viable. If they are, increase humidity to 75% and pray/wait for them to hatch.
     
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