Houston, we have lockdown!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Petej, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. Petej

    Petej Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have my Quail eggs on lockdown! I started incubating on the 3rd of this month, so here goes nothing! [​IMG]

    Wish me luck as this is my very first [​IMG]!

    In my other posts it sounds as if I have hatched eggs before, but I have only monitored the hatches my Father in law had started. [​IMG]
     
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    chickendude1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Good luck with your hatch !![​IMG] quail are real small win they hatch but can run real fast lol But hope your eggs hatch well !! [​IMG]
     
  3. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    Yep, I hatched out some buttons for someone else once and I felt bad when one that was about 36hours old jumped out of the bator when I opened it to take out the ones that had hatched to give the few left a chance to hatch without them running on top of them in the egg cartons. I had to chase that thing around the kitchen to catch it. Dog tried to eat it.
     
  4. Petej

    Petej Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you folks!

    They run fast as adults too! [​IMG]

    Earlier when I was moving them into their lock-down positions, I swore that i felt the egg move in my hand. It's either wishful thinking or that tiny , tiny chick is actually moving...
     
  5. funnybirds

    funnybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Good luck on your upcoming hatch!!!
    Hope you have a healthy happy brood very soon! [​IMG]
    Let us know as things develop [​IMG]
     
  6. Petej

    Petej Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I certainly will keep everyone informed.

    I think my existing Coturnix flock is rooting them on. The Roo is doing his thing and the Hens are chirping. OTH, it's such pretty noise!
     
  7. Petej

    Petej Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, it's 1:00 on Friday morning, I just got off work.

    It's due day! Come on little quail chickies!!

    [​IMG]:jumpy:jumpy:jumpy

    No movement from the eggs, but the wife said she saw one move a teensie bit. So here's to hope! [​IMG]
     

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