Does early pip usually result in in shell death?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Del1977, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. Del1977

    Del1977 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The last couple of quail batches we've hatched we've had an early pipper. As in has pipped the day before lockdown, so about 3-4 days to when they normally hatch. Both times the said chick has died in the shell before official hatch day. Has anyone had this happen and any theories as to why?
     
  2. pkhunter

    pkhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have chicks hatching 3-4 days early your temperature is probably to high. I have a incubator that I built that they were hatching on day 15 I finally turn the temp down 1 degree and now it's working great.
     
  3. Del1977

    Del1977 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours usually hatch between day 16-18, with majority being day 17. Temp usually set at 37.6 degrees Celsius, like it has been with every other batch the last few years, so unless thermometer is out then haven't changed temp. And it has only been one egg per batch the last two batches that has pipped about day 13 and died within 24-48 hours of doing so.
     

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