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

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shelleyd2008, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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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. [​IMG] I am so bummed out right now! I hope some of those left hatch for me... [​IMG]
     
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  2. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Minnesota
    [​IMG] I hope they hatch for you too. [​IMG]
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Thanks MagsC
     
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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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.
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    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
     
  6. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

    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
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    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...
     
  8. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Hang in there, you luck just keeps getting worse huh ??

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  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    You should read my post I just entered in the 'raising baby chicks' forum... [​IMG] I should just give up...I don't know what I'm doing...I don't need all this drama... [​IMG]
     
  10. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    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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