hatching question?????

Discussion in 'Quail' started by lesliet, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. lesliet

    lesliet Songster

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    ok out of 16 eggs, I only have 2 that hatched, 7 more that pipped but then died, I have no idea what went wrong, any ideas before I try again??? Humidity was above 60 the whole time and then the last 3 days I brought it up to 75%, to much not enough??? temps fine, I don't have any problems when I hatch out chickens... The first quail hatch I only got a 33% hatch rate and this one was worse. HELP!!!
     
  2. farrier!

    farrier! Songster

    Feb 28, 2009
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    Were they shipped eggs or yours?
     
  3. lesliet

    lesliet Songster

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    they where my eggs, I have never had so many pip and then die. I will try again after turkeys hatch. Just not sure what is going on, just hoping someone had a few ideas for me to try?
     
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    theonly thing i see wrong there is your humidity was too high during development. Better to have it in the 50s than the 60s before you stop turning.
     
  5. Ironsun

    Ironsun Chirping

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    Hi,

    I run my incubator dry for the first 15 days and the humity level is often lower than 40%, But the eggs has to lose moisture so it can grow.

    On the 15th day, I add water and keep a close eye on humitity so it goes no further than 65%, keeping the vents and incubator closed thoughout the next three days.

    I have 90%+ hatches every time. This method works for me.

    Ironsun
     

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