HELP!!!! CORTUNIX QUAILS NOT HATCHING DAY 22

Discussion in 'Quail' started by pattycakessss, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. pattycakessss

    pattycakessss Out Of The Brooder

    60
    0
    29
    May 9, 2014
    hello it is day 22 that my cortunix quail eggs been in the incubator and they haven't hatched yet there not even rolling around but when I candle the egg I see them moving someone plzz help[​IMG]
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

    32,015
    4,675
    581
    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    How is your incubator this morning...did you get it working again?

    If so, I gave you all the suggestions needed and to wait. There is nothing else you can do at this point but wait.
     
  3. pattycakessss

    pattycakessss Out Of The Brooder

    60
    0
    29
    May 9, 2014
    hi actually I didn't get it fixed but I have them under a red flood light
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

    32,015
    4,675
    581
    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Just do your best and keep your fingers crossed!! Keep us posted on what happens with your hatch. :)
     
  5. pattycakessss

    pattycakessss Out Of The Brooder

    60
    0
    29
    May 9, 2014
    ok I will thank u
     
  6. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    In the future (I'm not picking on you, we all went through this) don't touch the eggs and don't open the door. You have already obviously violated one of the most important rules of hatching a couple times it seem like, by opening the bator to candle. I touch them when I collect them, when i set them in incubator, and when I move them to hatcher. That's it. Never open the door after day 14-15 until you are pulling out chicks. The number one problem I see with people new to hatching is being excited and breaking those simple rules. Instead try to let them alone so that you can get some kind of hatch then you'll hopefully have your own birds to give you eggs to learn hatching better with.
     
  7. pattycakessss

    pattycakessss Out Of The Brooder

    60
    0
    29
    May 9, 2014
    yeah I did break a few rules and yeah I will be patient
     
  8. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I got 3 out of my first 50 and 9 out of 50-60 the second time. You haven't done anything that any one else didn't do starting up, I promise.
     
  9. pattycakessss

    pattycakessss Out Of The Brooder

    60
    0
    29
    May 9, 2014
    oh really but would if it goes really passed date and there still moving in the egg
     
  10. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hatching is a chicks first encounter with darwin. When they dont hatch easy and on time, something is wrong. Chicks organize the hatch by communicating in the shell so most will hatch together. About 8-12 hours after that large hatch i throw away all the eggs. That doesnt mean none hatch after that point it means that i dont want the quality of bird that are hatching at that point. Basically they can be in pretty bad shape and still hatch leaving you needing to euthanize chicks.
     
    1 person likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by