Hot shipped quail eggs?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by CajunChickenGuy, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. CajunChickenGuy

    CajunChickenGuy Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got 4 dozen hatching quail eggs delivered to my house and tracking shows that they spent 9 hours in the delivery truck today. The box was quite warm...certainly 90+ degrees.

    Should I still wait 24 hours before putting them in the incubator, or should I start them now?
     
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  2. CajunChickenGuy

    CajunChickenGuy Out Of The Brooder

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    Dieselchick88 Out Of The Brooder

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    I received some shipped eggs that where warm to the touch " they sat in the mail box for an hour" I went ahead and put them in the incubator as soon as I opened the box and had an 78% hatch rate
     
  4. Sill

    Sill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in the southwest desert and my eggs routinely are 90+ degrees when I collect them every afternoon. Even though I collect every couple of hours they are in the heat before I collect them. They hatch just fine. The worst that can happen is they may start developing a little. Just set them in your incubator like any shipped eggs. Now if they get over 102 for very long your hatch rate will plummet.
     
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  5. Zannadoo

    Zannadoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi guys no one knows a breeder of Tuxedo/pied or other various mutations of button quail in Australia that posts fertile eggs do they.
    I would really like to get some of them
    cheers
     
  6. Quail Jailer

    Quail Jailer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And this has what to do with hot shipped eggs?
     
  7. Sill

    Sill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Must be a "hot" quail color where he's from.
     
  8. Quail Jailer

    Quail Jailer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He finally caught on and opened a thread instead of hijacking all the others...
     
  9. CajunChickenGuy

    CajunChickenGuy Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, they are all in my Brinsea Eco 20. Temp right a 100, humidity at 45-50 and the auto turner is on. I'm a hvac guy by trade, so temp and humidity are my life! I'll post my hatch rate here in a couple of weeks. Of course, this is my first time hatching anything...so 20-50% with shipped eggs would be very welcome.
     
  10. Quail Jailer

    Quail Jailer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I expect you'll do ok...
     

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