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How long in the bator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ravynwood, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. Ravynwood

    Ravynwood In the Brooder

    Oct 13, 2009
    Champaign, IL
    My Coturnix quail started hatching yesterday and some have now been in for almost 24 hours now. ofcourse new ones are hatching as I type. When is it safe/recommended to remove them? I remember reading that thier yolks feed them for 3 days after hatch (Or is that just chickens?).

    Any help and suggestions would be great.


  2. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Yes, you are correct. You can leave them until they are done hatching. They should be fine. I don't leave mine in for over 24 hours, but that is just my way of doing it. If you have others pipped, and open the bator, it can dry out the exposed membrane and then they can't continue to zip.
  3. mulia24

    mulia24 Songster

    you can leave it alone inside bator till all hatched or the egg have passed 2-3 days from the *scheduled* time.

    but in case you found out some quail that think they're ronaldo or beckham by kicking the other egg, you can grab them out as soon as possible, better as fast as light (if possible). [​IMG]

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