Hatching Valley Quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by AVining7, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. AVining7

    AVining7 In the Brooder

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    I ordered 100 valley quail eggs last month and not one hatched. Could someone please give me some ideals on why? Shipping? Just too hard to hatch? etc. I have no problems hatching my own bob whites and have had good luck with buttons that were shipped to me. Before I order any more to try again, I would like to get some opinions.
     
  2. john in wa

    john in wa Songster

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    could it of been the heat. i just had my worst hatch with shipped eggs and i think it is the heat wave we are in. plus the way they are handled at the post office don't help. i have also herd that if the eggs are x rayed it will kill the embryo. just some thoughts but i would wait till a little later in the year or as soon as it cools down and try again.
     
  3. AVining7

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    I thought of the heat, but I have my incubator in my shop with a/c set at 78 and again, I am getting anywhere from 90% to 98% hatch on my eggs, including my peafowl. Every one of these eggs were clear. They never even tried to start. I emailed the hatchery with questions but have not received a relpy from customer service (probably won't order from them again). I know there is no gurantee on eggs, but I was only asking for opinions on why there were none that even started to develope.
     
  4. john in wa

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    im talking about out side temps. we have had it get up to 112 here. are record high was 113. those kind of temps kill any and all eggs. i wont buy any more eggs till it cools off again maybe next month. but thats just me.
     
  5. farrier!

    farrier! Songster

    Feb 28, 2009
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    Not that it helps but I have had decent hatches out of shipped eggs in the heat.

    I would keep calling the hatchery.

    Bummer....
     
  6. AVining7

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    Thank you both for your replies. I have emailed the hatchery again but still have not heard anything from them. Maybe I will give it another try next year earlier in the year. I still believe it was an egg problem since every one of them were clear.
     

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