First Coturnix quail hatch (pic heavy and more to come)

Discussion in 'Quail' started by bckyrdchknluvr, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. bckyrdchknluvr

    bckyrdchknluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bread a Tuxedo roo with two normal hens. I have been incubating the 9 eggs in my half finished master bedroom in my basement(keeps the most even heat). I found found these two this morning when I ran downstairs.
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    So I now have 4 quail babies and three more have pipped. If I'm right, I'm pretty sure I have 1 white, lol(it's skin around the eyes and bottom are black), 1 range and 2 tuxedo's, the one looks like it has a huge white beard and eye brows and all three of the dark ones have at lest 1 pink toe.
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    They are adorable! [​IMG]
     
  3. bckyrdchknluvr

    bckyrdchknluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I think so too.
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Cutie pies! And nice new incubator with a good clear shot of hatching babies!
     
  5. bckyrdchknluvr

    bckyrdchknluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm really glad I went with the Brinsea, there was very little work (fill water every 2 days)and I get a great view of the babies. Baby number 4 has LUNGS. It hasn't stopped peeping..............loudly since it was born.(about 45 mins ago)
     
  6. bckyrdchknluvr

    bckyrdchknluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    8 out of 9 made it. Although one has a bad foot, they all seem quite healthy.

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  7. CHEIF91

    CHEIF91 Out Of The Brooder

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    hey do quails have feet problems when they are born message me please.
     
  8. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful babies, congrats. The incubator looks great, I have been considering getting one of the brinseas for smaller hatchings, my other incubator will hatch out 250 quail eggs but I dont like to turn the big incubator on for only a few babies
     
  9. bckyrdchknluvr

    bckyrdchknluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love it. I'm actually contemplating getting a larger bator later this year, I'm having so much fun with this one. I already have a new batch of eggs going. YAY
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2012
  10. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have thought about getting a cabinet incubator but I really dont need all that room, I dont want to hatch 360 chickens lol, I have been considering just building a wood incubator that is about half the size of a sportsman and putting two turners in it, one for quail and one for chicken that way I can hatch 48 chicken eggs and 120 quail eggs at the same time
     

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