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 Songster

    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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