Eggs set yesterday - They're hatching!

ccoomber

Songster
10 Years
Aug 22, 2009
220
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Redhill, UK
Set my first lot of Quail eggs yesterday. Anyone else hatching at the mo? I've got 12 mixed colour coturnix quail eggs in my Brinsea Oct10. Keeping fingers crossed they hatch. Never kept Quail before!
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JJMR794

Crowing
10 Years
Mar 2, 2009
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158
293
BROOKSVILLE FL
I am continually hatching..... 24/7/365.

" Brinsea Oct10' ??? oct 10? Never heard of that 1... I use the oct 20 and oct 40 here in the states.
 

SamG347

Songster
12 Years
Mar 4, 2007
2,372
34
211
PA
Yesterday was the first day for my next batch. I set them Friday...but never count the day of set. I have Jumbo Brown, Fawns(golden red), and Fawns x Whites. Looking forward to the hatch. And yours as well!
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ccoomber

Songster
10 Years
Aug 22, 2009
220
1
109
Redhill, UK
Thought i'd have a quick try at candling my eggs today (Day 7) I know its meant too be difficult but could not resist!
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. Anyway good job i did as one was cracked and oozing, so out that went. Then the one next to it had ooze on it so carefully checked it but it definitely had a blood ring, so down to 10! But i DEFIANTLY saw at least 9 moving chicks or blood vessels. So looking good. Can't wait for hatch day!

One question though a couple looked like their air cells were at the small end of the egg. Will this be a problem come hatch day? At the moment they are sitting with small end down, should i turn these ones over so the air cell is up? or should i just lie all of the on their sides for lockdown? Any ideas?
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Schroeder

Songster
11 Years
Nov 9, 2008
578
37
184
Central Indiana
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I started my first ever coturnix 2 days ago. I ordered 40, and was told "there will be some extras." I received 60! Three were broken so I have 57 in the bator. Lock down is St. Pat's day.
 

jenjscott

Mosquito Beach Poultry
11 Years
May 24, 2008
3,701
43
256
Southeast Arkansas
I would lay them all on their sides, this gives them the greatest advantage in case you saw wrong. ( I know I still have trouble trying to look through those spots.)
 

ccoomber

Songster
10 Years
Aug 22, 2009
220
1
109
Redhill, UK
Just come home to 4 hatched babies and at least 3 zipping! They are so tiny!
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How long can they stay in incubator without food and water?

Pics will come when they're in the brooder!
 

zaylinda

Songster
10 Years
Nov 29, 2009
180
6
111
Tacoma WA
Congratulations on your Hatch!

I'm a bit of a n00b myself, but they should be fine in the incubator for a few hours until they dry off and fluff up a bit - just don't leave them too long - they need food and water much sooner than chicken chicks.

-Z
 

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