**HELP**First Time A&m Hatcher On Day 21 No Pips

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Yvonne37894, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. Yvonne37894

    Yvonne37894 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We bought the quail about 2 months ago.
    They started laying after 2 weeks, and the rooster started crowing a week after that.
    The first tray of 20 eggs we took out of bator at 14 days, after 5 days in hatcher we opened the eggs to find Yokes. Blamed that on bator temp too low. The nest tray of 20 we put in bator on 9/20, at 14 days we put them in hatcher after a few days we open some up to find under developed chicks. So we put them back in bator. Today is day 21 and we opend another egg to find a developed chick with a darkish gree yoke that had not absorbed yet. The chick was alive.
    My questions are how long for incubation on A& M ?
    At day 21 is the remaining unabsorbed dark green yoke normal?
    I found a hatching chart for lot of differt quail but not a&m

    Have I posted this in the wrong place?
     
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2009
  2. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
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    Are you certain your temps are high enough? I had a batch go 97-99, and they hatched on day 23 (I'd given up, and was cleaning it out on day 22 when an egg rocked in my hand).

    Before you set your next batch, crack one open, use a magnifing glass and check for a bullseye, to make sure it's fertle.
     
  3. Yvonne37894

    Yvonne37894 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a better thermometer ordered. We checked the temp with a themometer used in a bator that we gotten a 100% hatch rate with EE's
    Yes, they are fertil as we have unhatched chicks.

    Do A & M take longer then other quail?
     
  4. Kullas

    Kullas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i may be wrong but A&M is a corturnex but breed to be white and at one time had white meat and breed for size
     
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:NO THEY ARE A COLOR VARIATION OF COTURNIX QUAIL. 16-18 DAYS IN MOST CASES. THERES ALWAYS THE EARLY BIRD AND THE LATE BLOOMERS, BUT USUALLY 16-18 DAYS. SAME TEMP AND HUMIDITY AS CHICKEN EGGS. SOUNDS LIKE YOUR 'BATOR TEMPS ARE WAY LOW... HOW LONG ARE YOU STORING EGGS BEFORE INCUBATING?
     
  6. silentrunning

    silentrunning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have only done one hatch of A&Ms and they all hatched on day 15. From first to last was 14 hours. I had a 50% hatch rate which isn't bad for eggs that were shipped in from up north during the heat of summer.

    Doug
     
  7. Yvonne37894

    Yvonne37894 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have 4 hens and 1 roo. get 4 eggs a day as soon as we get 20 eggs they go in bator. Temp is a 99.5 bator has a fan and turner. They just don't seem to be developing in time for corturnex. Today is day 22 no pips. Although if we open an egg it will be a live chick!

    Should I up the temp in hatcher?
     
  8. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
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    What humidity are you incubating and the hatching at?
     
  9. Yvonne37894

    Yvonne37894 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The humidity is at 68-70 in hatcher

    And 40-60 in bator.

    Live in Fl so A/C is on 24/7

    I appriciate the help
     
  10. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    That is good humidity for the last few days, but what was it the first 14?
     

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