I am so totally bummed right now... :(

shelleyd2008

the bird is the word
11 Years
Sep 14, 2008
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I ordered Texas A&M white cortunix quail eggs a week or so ago. I have had them in the bator since the 4th, but I just couldn't wait any longer to try and candle them. Out of 17, I have 6 left. All the others were scrambled. I couldn't see anything when I first got them, but have since gotten a better light. Out of the 6 left, 4 have definite veins, one looks intact, but doesn't seem to be developing, and the other I still can't tell anything.
I am so bummed out right now! I hope some of those left hatch for me...
 
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PurpleChicken

Tolerated.....Mostly
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Apr 6, 2007
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I feel for you. There are butrons and Corurnix in my bator now on say 16. Nothing yet.
I cracked a cortunix and it's alive.

Be patient.
 

shelleyd2008

the bird is the word
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I have buttons as well. I tried to candle those as well, but gave up after a few. They are just entirely too dark. I did see one that looked darker in parts than the rest of it, but idk, never done quail before.. Thanks PC
 

jackiedon

Songster
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Jun 4, 2007
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I know it's so disappointing. I ordered 300 eggs this summer and they were packaged really well but still had lots of broken ones and about 1/4 hatched.

jackie
 

shelleyd2008

the bird is the word
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These seemed like they did pretty good. I only had 1 that was broke when I got them, but it looked like it had been for a while, like maybe it was cracked when they packed it? Silly me didn't know how dry and thick the membrane of quail eggs are. They must have done a number on them...
 

shelleyd2008

the bird is the word
11 Years
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You should read my post I just entered in the 'raising baby chicks' forum...
I should just give up...I don't know what I'm doing...I don't need all this drama...
 

lockedhearts

It's All About Chicken Math
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Apr 29, 2007
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Quote:Don't Give up! I went through a rough spell and just had a 100% hatch. I lowered my humidity through incubation and hatching and they did great.
 

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