do quail in egg peep?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by magsrags, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. magsrags

    magsrags Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2008
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    Should I be listening for peeps before they hatch as I do with hatching chicken eggs? Silly question........but I honestly wasn't sure.:<)
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Supposedly, though I never hear chicks peep in the egg unless I have it up to my ear. [​IMG] Quail usually hatch pretty fast though, if you look in there and see an egg that looks zipped, chances are it's already hatched [​IMG]

    ETA: Quail don't really 'peep'. It's more of a 'coo' or a squeeking sound (think guinea keet) than a peep.
     
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  3. magsrags

    magsrags Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2008
    Staten Island NY
    Thanks Shelly!
    At what point do you seperate the roos from each other?
     
  4. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didnt' hear my first (and only) hatch peep although I listened with great dedication. [​IMG]

    I just seperated my males this week cause they started crowing...they are 5 weeks old.
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I've got a pen that has nothing but males in it, they are about 4 months old. Then I have another pen that has probably equal numbers male and female, they are about 3 months old. [​IMG] Normally I would aout 8 weeks or so, unless they start laying/crowing before that, but these guys are taking the effects of the weather to heart, and not doing a thing. In the spring (if I still have them) I'll have to seperate them.
     
  6. goodheart101

    goodheart101 Out Of The Brooder

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    My Buttons peeped in the eggs before they were hatched. Not all of them did but some.
     
  7. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH, and from what I understand, you can keep a Bachelor Pad like Shelley does with little problems indefinately. I seperated my males because I do have a few females in with them and that will make them fight.
     
  8. ksukristin

    ksukristin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a few quail that had pipped but not zipped that were making noise from inside the egg- but after 8-12 hours they still had not zipped. I helped them out of the egg (even though I knew better...) and the ones I helped out died within 1-2 days. It was like they were stuck and unable to spin around to zip- even though the humidity was really high (85%) So the healthy ones don't really have time to hang out in there and make noise cause they want OUT! [​IMG]

    It was my first experience with hatching, so even though I knew that I shouldn't help them out of the eggs- it was like they were calling out for help! poor little buggers [​IMG]
     

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