Hatching eggs

Discussion in 'Quail' started by JoeQ, May 16, 2018.

  1. JoeQ

    JoeQ Chirping

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    Im on day 16, I stopped the turner added water for extra humidity the eggs are moving every now and then, what should I see next? I assume little holes in the eggs?? I’m new if you haven’t figured it out yet! Thanks
     
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  2. Ducksandchickens

    Ducksandchickens Free Ranging

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    I know nothing about incubating! Sorry! Hope you find your answers!
     
  3. Broody Bist

    Broody Bist Songster

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    Next you'll start seeing pips! A pip is when they start cracking out of their egg, you'll see the first pip a while before the hatch. I'm excited for you!!:wee

    Here's a pic of my rooster Barney pipping out of his egg...
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  4. Foxslayer16

    Foxslayer16 Songster

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    Why did u put it on lockdown on day 16
     
  5. Broody Bist

    Broody Bist Songster

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    Yeah, @JoeQ you might want to wait till day 18 or 19 to lockdown, unless some of the chicks are already pipping :)
     
  6. JoeQ

    JoeQ Chirping

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    I read somewhere on here to turn off turner at day sixteen and up humidity a bit! Should I restart it for a couple days? Hope I didn’t kill them, they are moving around a bit! HELP!!!!!!
     
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  7. Foxslayer16

    Foxslayer16 Songster

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    You r soposed to do that at day 18 but it's probably to late now.
     
  8. Foxslayer16

    Foxslayer16 Songster

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    There is a decent chance that they should be fine don't freak out
     
  9. philipmadamson

    philipmadamson In the Brooder

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    These are quail correct? I think you are correct on your timing
     
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  10. JoeQ

    JoeQ Chirping

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    Correct, they’re coturnix, what’s your thought if you don’t mind me asking? If it is an issue I can simply start turning them again for a couple days if it won’t hurt them, this is my first hatch and I’d really like to get at least 40% hatch rate, not sure if that’s realistic but thought I’d aim high! I appreciate your time, sincerely, joe
     

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