How long to allowing for hatching?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by SkyeAus, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. SkyeAus

    SkyeAus Out Of The Brooder

    67
    3
    41
    Oct 26, 2015
    GERALDTON, WA
    I spotted one pipping at approx 4pm. Went in half an hour later and another one was too
    . The second one is now out, but the first one still only has a tiny hole?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    22,060
    3,111
    506
    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    It can sometimes take a long time. It is difficult work and they rest a lot. Some pop right out and some take 12 hours or more. Give them at least 24 hours before intervening.
    Assisted hatches don't end up well for me. There's a reason they don't hatch.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by