Help incubating bobwhite eggs

Discussion in 'Quail' started by QuailCuddlers, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. QuailCuddlers

    QuailCuddlers Out Of The Brooder

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    I have bobwhite eggs from our coop. I've tried a couple time to incubate and hatch a few with no success. The eggs develop, but the chicks don't hatch. Three have pipped, but didn't make it out. I could even hear them chirping. The other eggs I could see rocking, but, again, didn't make it out. I wait until day 28 before unplugging the incubator. What am I doing wrong? It's so heart breaking.

    Incubator: still air
    Temperature: 101 deg (though I've caught the temp drop to 99 or 100 at times)
    Humidity: 55-60% (first 20 days), 65-70% (lock down).
     
  2. QuailCuddlers

    QuailCuddlers Out Of The Brooder

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    These are our Bobs.
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  3. mporche

    mporche Out Of The Brooder

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    Keep your humidity around 30/35 during incubation and around 65/70 during lockdown
     

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