How Soon?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Serenity30, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. Serenity30

    Serenity30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey everyone. I am worried about my 30 Coturnix Quail eggs that is day 17 this morning. Yesterday I seen most of them crack their shell. Just a crack, like a upward pop. No beaks as of yet. Temp is 99.5 on the dot and humidity is 60-70%.

    Is that normal at all?
    How long from the first initial crack to hatching should it take?
     
  2. tricid

    tricid Out Of The Brooder

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    I think the few batches I've hatched so far took 24-48 hours after the first signs of cracks until there were any hatched out.
     
  3. Serenity30

    Serenity30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thank you very much. I was worried that once the shell was cracked a beak should follow soon so they can breath in the incubator. I noticed when I whistle near the incubator they start peeping back. They sound so cute. The waiting game is driving me nuts. :)
     
  4. sarah92780

    sarah92780 Out Of The Brooder

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    How did it go? How long did it take for them to hatch? I have 24 bobwhite in the incubator on day 23 and yesterday around 5pm I noticed tinny little cracks. Not much has changed since then :( I'm on pins and needles lol
     
  5. Serenity30

    Serenity30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It went great. We hatched out 29 our of the 30 eggs we incubated. They are doing great !!!
     
  6. sarah92780

    sarah92780 Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome hatch :)) how long did it take after you first noticed pipping?
     
  7. Serenity30

    Serenity30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    some a few hrs others 30 minutes.
     

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