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How long does it take a quail egg to hatch???

Discussion in 'Quail' started by tumra, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. tumra

    tumra Out Of The Brooder

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    Im currently on day 17 of incubation and this morning i have a number of eggs that are showing cracks in the shell. It is about 2pm and the eggs dont seem to be cracking any further. I haven't had any chicks hatch yet but i was wondering is it normal for quail eggs to take this long to hatch or is there something wrong? I was going to leave it till tomorrow afternoon to start hatching the eggs by hand because i have had problems previously with my hatch rate.

    Thanks

    Anthony
     
  2. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    18 days, so if your humidity's good and stable (above 60), let them move at thier pace, they're right on time.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Yeah, they normally pop out pretty fast, but a lot of people are reporting them taking days to hatch. I wouldn't worry about it unless you don't see any action.
     
  4. tumra

    tumra Out Of The Brooder

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    Im struggling to get the humidity up at the moment. Its the middle of winter and i can only get 50% humidity here. I will leave them till tomorrow and hopefully they will hatch.
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Put a sheet of wet paper towel in there, that will bring the humidity up pretty good. [​IMG]
     
  6. Sprints54

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    Hi I'm having a similar issue I had bobwhite eggs start to hatch yesterday around 8pm and today they haven't progressed any more some have the cracks from the beaks trying to break through but haven't and one actually has a gap all the way around but the top won't come off I guess
     
  7. Dragons4u

    Dragons4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It can take them a while, and if they are jumbos, more prone to be too big to turn to pip properly.
     
  8. Sprints54

    Sprints54 Out Of The Brooder

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    They're not supposed to be jumbo bobwhites and the eggs are small
     
  9. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    It can take 30 hours from pip to hatch and I've seen longer.
     
  10. Dragons4u

    Dragons4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Even jumbo bob eggs are still tiny. I have as very surprised at the difference between them and the coturnix eggs being so much bigger.
     

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