First quail pips!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LoupGarou, May 16, 2009.

  1. LoupGarou

    LoupGarou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have about 8 pipped eggs out of the 50 in my incubator. I can see the beak of one of them, working hard to get out! w00t!!
     
  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    Go Quailies Go [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. LoupGarou

    LoupGarou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first quail has hatched! Yay!! It wasn't even the one that I saw working hard on its shell. I can't wait for more to hatch!
     
  4. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    go go babieslets go [​IMG]
     
  5. LoupGarou

    LoupGarou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nine are out, one is almost out, and two are zipped. They are MOVING now!
     
  6. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    YAY! Go Babies go! What kind of quail, I have button eggs that are due in the next couple of days, I'm so excited!
     
  7. LoupGarou

    LoupGarou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are all the Jumbo Brown coturnix. I have to say that I'm incredibly impressed at how they're hatching. I picked them up locally--they traveled only 20 minutes between the breeder's house and mine, which is practically like hatching my own eggs! I think I'm up to 14 out now. Pretty cool!
     
  8. LoupGarou

    LoupGarou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Final count: 30 live chicks. We had one casualty that never completely hatched, even though it had zipped and started to push out of the shell. I'm not sure if it got trampled or if it had fluid in its lungs or what. There were also four that pipped but never zipped and died in their shells. Out of 50 eggs, we had a 60% hatch rate. I'm pretty happy with it. [​IMG]

    First to hatch

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    Starting to get a bit crowded

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    In their aquarium

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    Beau checking them out

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    The way that he was licking at his nose and his lips tells me that there is no way he can ever be left alone with them. It was interesting to see them run right up to him, though, and peck at him through the glass. Obviously, fear of predators has to be learned . . .


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    Last edited: May 17, 2009

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