I can't help myself it seems. I'm not like this at all when it comes to chicken chicks hatching. I lock down and its locked down. But when it comes to these little baby Coturnix, I can't leave them alone. Can't follow my own advice, this is horrid. Big hatch going on, 30 Texas A&M's, 10 Mongolian Golds and about 20 Jumbo Browns are out and running around. Most are in the brooder. But I still have about 50 eggs that may hatch as this is day 17. Some of these eggs were old, so who knows. You know that I never candle. Makes it better to add to the suspense. Got one in the bator that may not make it and I keep opening the top to move it from the others. Geeeeeesh. So ya got to help me keep my hands busy here, and not over there. There now you know why I looked at all 24 pages of that quail shopping cafe. My hatch started last night.