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**Help quail eggs started hatching**

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lynn1966, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. lynn1966

    lynn1966 Out Of The Brooder

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    My quail eggs started hatching monday evening but no babys yet. What do i do, there 2 days early.
     
  2. new-roo

    new-roo Scrambled

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    I turned off the turner, and wait and wait to see what hatches 4 so far for me.
     
  3. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Not really sure what your question is.... if they started hatching monday evening... just wait it out... baby's need to be hatched and dry before you should really do anything. Sometimes it can take 24 -48 hours after a pip in the egg before you see anything. Just be patient! [​IMG] If your brooder isnt ready and you don't have food yet.. go get that ready and available for when you transfer them to the brooder. It's fairly common for hatches to start early or late.... so no worries there.


    Nancy
     
  4. lynn1966

    lynn1966 Out Of The Brooder

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    How long should i wait before throwing them out. I never hatched quails before.
     
  5. new-roo

    new-roo Scrambled

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    Quote:I am giving a couple extra days, mine started on day 15 one day early so I will go till at least day 18 just in case I counted wrong. No rush unless you are waiting for incubator space.
     
  6. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    Well if last night was 2 days early.. I wouldnt worry about that for at least 4-5 days. I generally let my eggs go at least 3 -4 days past their due date before I toss them. What kind of quail are these? The incubation time varies according to the type of quail.


    Nancy
     
  7. lynn1966

    lynn1966 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info. That eases my mind.[​IMG]
     
  8. lynn1966

    lynn1966 Out Of The Brooder

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    They are jumbo giant bobwhite quail, i ordered through the mail.
     
  9. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    I've had bobwhites pipped for three days before they all bust out within an hour... just give them time and don't open that 'bator!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yup, quail do things in their own sweet time. They pip slow, but hatch fast. Sit on those hands and one of these times you go in to take a peek, it will be full of little chicks. They kind of explode like popcorn when they're ready. Patience is critical with those little buggers. Good luck.
     

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