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hatching quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by gabrielle1976, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

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    Ok so I have some quail eggs on day 17 and I have 2 that I can see that have tiny pips in them , They were piped last night around 10pm when I checked the bator and are the same this morning,
    Are they like chicken eggs and take up to a day to do anything after pipping?
    My humidity wont go over about 57% and I have a straw in on of the resevors for adding water and its full and leading to a sponge which I am keeping damp, is this ok humidity or should I risk cracking the bator to add a second sponge .?
     

  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

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    12 hours with a couple pips , if this were chicken I woudnt be worried yet but Im not shure aobut quail ?
    I have 2 more pips now, one is partially obscured by a little wax , its and egg I had to fix , the chick will be able to get out thru wax wont it?
    I got my humidty up to 61% by putting one of the red plugs back in , is this ok to have one plug in and the hole of the other slighty obscured by a starw?

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  3. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    You are doing fine
    It is okay to have one of the plugs in
     
  4. teeny

    teeny In the Brooder

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    I hatched out 21 chicks a month ago . Both of my plugs were pulled, the chicks started pipping around 1 a.m. and 17 weren't born till between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. that night( day 17) and 3 weren't born till between 8a.m. and 9 a.m. the next day.( day 18) Hang in there and BEST OF LUCK!
     

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