Ditch the button quail egg.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Hmoobthor, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. Hmoobthor

    Hmoobthor In the Brooder

    Jun 28, 2013
    all 6 but 8 hatch....

    2 egg left in the incubator and just the temp are on..

    it's day 18 ...

    when to ditch the dupe egg? I don't see any wobbling or shaking...

    also is it common to lose baby chick? I got a little one that isn't going to make it..
  2. juwjuw

    juwjuw Hatching

    Jul 5, 2013
    we waited three days after just in case of heat or moisture flux
  3. GrandmaBird

    GrandmaBird Songster

    May 28, 2012
    Yes sometimes you loose a chick or two. but a hatch rate of 6 out of 8 is great! Congrats! Now the fun begins!

    do keep the others in the incubator for 3-4 more days then yucan open them of just toss them. Good luck.
  4. Hmoobthor

    Hmoobthor In the Brooder

    Jun 28, 2013
    the last two egg are a duh...

    they are not going to hatch..I see no sign of wobbling or chirping...

    I left them in there for over 2-3 days now since the hatch. Will take down the incubator and toss the egg out..

    I lost my smallest chick..it was so weak.. very sad but never the less I am very happy for the other chicks!

    They are eating and running around together in a pack drinking water and eating...it like a pack of wolf...drink, eat and run to sleep

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