Eggs hatching with low humidity

Discussion in 'Quail' started by The Phantom, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. The Phantom

    The Phantom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 quail egg in my incubator one it starting to crack. The humidity is 38% that is what the thermometer says. There is one tray that is for incubating the eggs and one for when they hatch.
    (You fill them with water) I have both filled with water. Shoul I put some cups of water in there?
    Please let me know what you guys think. Thankyou
     
  2. The Phantom

    The Phantom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all your views. I got it fixed. The thermometer was wrong I got a gauge from petco and it says it is 65%.
     
  3. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    Good, cause I was gonna say it sounded like a faulty meter with that much water.

    Did the quail hatch?
     
  4. The Phantom

    The Phantom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not yet he is trying to get out of the membrane.
    If he is not out be 1:00pm tomorrow I may help him a bit.
    He started picking at around 2:00pm on Monday.
    What do you think? I hate helping them because I might hurt them instead of help them:([​IMG]
     
  5. robdog

    robdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Check if the membrane is dry if the membrane is dry and stuck to the chick or the egg shell which means he can't seperate itself I would give it a go on the assist.
     
  6. hailstorm97

    hailstorm97 Just Hatched

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    BE VERY CAREFUL WITH ASSISTING. You can just as easily kill the chick by prematurely opening it or damaging the inner membrane and causing it to bleed. If you absolutely must do that, read up on it lots. Is the egg pipping (the term for cracking;hatching) inside where the air sac would be? It should be, or else it is either a complicated hatch or dead. Best of luck, hope to help the most I can!
     
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  7. robdog

    robdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just stop if theres still a lot of blood but since the egg pipped monday like you said you should be fine since by now the veins (that attach to the membrane) should be absorb into the chick by now.
    If you see it start pumping blood out just stop and let it be til it hatchs on its own or if the membrane is dry then it should be ready if not i say just put it back in for a few hours and just retry then.
     
  8. The Phantom

    The Phantom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Dad pulled him out this morning at around 6:00am
    The chick is weak and his eyes are shut I'm moving him into his tank
    so I don't need to let out all the humidity for the other eggs when they hatch.
    Thankyou
     
  9. hailstorm97

    hailstorm97 Just Hatched

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    You should keep the chick in the incubator for 24 plus more hours. Until the chick is puffy, fuzzy, dry and warm, it will not do good at all outside the incubator. It will not harm the other eggs, please I implore you! Unless the tank you are putting them in has a warm end of 95° and a cool end 75° to 85° it should be fine I would think. Either way, if they're shivering under the light or heat source they're too cold. If they are in the corners trying to escape from it, then they are too hot. I would love to see some pics.
     
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  10. The Phantom

    The Phantom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is 99 in there on the warm end
     

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