Help! Incubator Unplugged For An Hour! Tiny Quail Eggs!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Griffin Nest, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today I had to unplug my incubator holding 8 button quail eggs to go in the car back to my house. The incubator got as low as 89 and the ride was BUMPY. I wouldn't worry so much if it were chicken eggs but these are quail eggs. MUCH smaller and more sensitive. WILL THEY BE OKAY?! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    I have found Quail eggs to be much more fertile and durable than chicken egg's, Your only choice really is just let them go to term and see what happens.
     
  3. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:how did you find that out?
     
  4. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    I had quail for years and their hatch rates were always very high, regardless of the crappy incubator ( LG ) I had at the time and my poor incubating skills at the time. Anyway I guess I am saying that when I didn't know squat they still hatched well.
     
  5. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i understand what you mean [​IMG] one time i had 15 button quail eggs SHIPPED to me on the hottest week of the year (105 degrees) 10 came cracked due to crappy packing, and ALL of them were FILTHY!!! I couldn't even see the shell on most of them. It was disgusting. When they arrived they sat in the sun for 5 hours before I got home, and it was 107 that day. I put 13 of them in the incubator. Even though the incubator had tons of temp spikes, 5 managed to hatch out and live [​IMG]
     
  6. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    There you have it, so I am sure with just your little mishap you will be getting quail in no time.......... good luck.
     
  7. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks! will you be a hatching buddy with me? [​IMG]
     
  8. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    I just finished a hatch and don't plan another hatch till late fall, but I will certainly follow your progress and help in any way I can, you bet.
     

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