Help with bobwhite quail egg lockdown!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Critter Crazed, May 30, 2017.

  1. Critter Crazed

    Critter Crazed Chicken Cuddlin' Cheesehead

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    Hey guys! This is my first time hatching bobwhite quail and I have a quick question!

    I just candled them all as today is day 20 and there was movement/complete opaqueness in 28/33 eggs (yay!). However, I noticed that only about 10 out of the 28 were almost completely opaque and the others still had quite a bit of open space left in them (even though I saw movement in them all). They filled the egg about 3/4 full. Is this normal for bobwhite quail? Should I delay lockdown? I just remember my chicken eggs filling up more space before lockdown.

    Thanks so much for any feedback!!
     
  2. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

    hows your humidity?
     
  3. Critter Crazed

    Critter Crazed Chicken Cuddlin' Cheesehead

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    It is at 77% right now!
     
  4. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

    what was it through out entire period??
     
  5. Critter Crazed

    Critter Crazed Chicken Cuddlin' Cheesehead

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    It was between 40-50%
     
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  6. Critter Crazed

    Critter Crazed Chicken Cuddlin' Cheesehead

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    I have them on lockdown now so I increased the humidity
     
  7. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

    Very good! Welldone! xx
     

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