Hatch Day!!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jespere, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. jespere

    jespere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So excited, my first batch! I am a little concerned because I have to be at work until 6pm - 6 more hours. None had pipped as of 8am this morning but I'm worried still! Do you think they will be okay until I get home or should i go check at my lunch break?
     
  2. abobwhat

    abobwhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if i was you i would run home on lunch. dont go loosing your job over it. but i would want to see if i could

    GOOD LUCK!!!
     
  3. ThaJuicyJuice

    ThaJuicyJuice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When mine hatched 5 weeks ago, I think they started a day early. It was just like ooo look they are hatching. By the end they all had hatched except for two quitters. One did get stuck and die after pipping. So If you can make it back during lunch, then go for it.
     
  4. jespere

    jespere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the quick replies!

    It is definitely not something I would lose my job over - just an inconvenience as I would have to eat at stop lights. :) If there are any little fuzzballs in there I'll snap a photo !!
     
  5. jespere

    jespere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Zero little guys at lunch break but was actually relieved ... I was afraid they would be out and dehydrated. [​IMG]
     
  6. abobwhat

    abobwhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] maybe tonight
     
  7. jespere

    jespere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG! Got home and the 'bator had spiked to 106* ! Max of 107.4! Very scared now but two are still wiggling and 5 have pipped. Fingers are crossed but I am only cautiously hopeful a few might live. I unplugged the 'bator for a few minutes and restarted it and it seeeeeems to be working properly again. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. ThaJuicyJuice

    ThaJuicyJuice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow that's a huge spike. If they were still alive after that temperature, then I would say the thermometer is off.
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    It's not that bad, especially since it wasn't that high when you went home at lunch (I assume you checked?). Just give them some time and make sure it comes back down.
     
  10. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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