In the Brooder
- May 21, 2017
I have 11 chinese painted quail eggs in an incubator. Temp 37.5. This is day 17. Yesterday (day 16), one of the eggs pipped but since then there has been no visible further progress. Haven't heard any of them cheeping but if I play a recording of chicks peeping several of the eggs, including the pipped one, start to rock so I know they are alive in there. I have read conflicting info on the incubation period of chinese painted quail. I am happy to leave them another few days in case they hatch late but I'm worried that the one that pipped might die (dry out/become too exhausted). It has been over 24hrs since it pipped. I was wondering if it might be possible to try and help it, although obviously this is risky. If so when would I do this? Any advice much appreciated!