This is my first time hatching eggs. I got 15 chicks out of 34 eggs. Not to great. The baby quail that did hatch are doing fine. Most of the eggs did pip, I'm going to leave them in the bator for another day or so just to make sure. today is day 20 of a 18 day hatch time on the coturnix. I got a few questions I can't seem to find a ansewer to. When you remove the egg turner 3 day before hatch, do you just lay the eggs on they're side? I read where someone said to but a small towel on the wire because the quail legs will fall through. Does that hurt the humidity? Because it's over the water trays.