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I thought button quail were only 16 days to hatch??

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jen5680, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    Ok so mine are still in the bator. It is like day 19.
    I thought i just had a bunch of nothings so i cracked one open and there was a poor little baby in there and it was moving a bit.
    I feel like a murderer!!!!!!!!!! Well I am because i killed the poor little thing!! i feel soooo bad!! So my question is why aren't they hatching? should i just leave them in there longer? how much longer should i wait ? This is my first time hatching so i am clueless.


    NEVER MIND, one is hatching right now!!! I am soooooo thrilled!!
    does it matter that only one has came out and is bumping around into the other ones that haven't hatched?
    thanks.
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2009
  2. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    I'm pretty sure Buttons take over 20 days to hatch, sometimes up to day 23
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:That's wrong, buttons should take around 16 days to hatch. However, they have been known to take up to 21 days and more.
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:NO 16 DAYS. COTURNIX 18 DAYS, BOB WHITE 23-24. VALLEYS AND GAMBELS AND BLUE SLATES 23-25. BUTLERS 23-25.
     
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    If They're Still Going Let Them Go, Give 'em Time. Did You Float Test Them? I Would If They Are Overdue, Its The Best Way To See If They Are Duds Or Late Bloomers That Are Still Alive And Havent Hatched Yet
     
  6. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    Quote:What is float testing?
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    You take a bowl of warm water and drop the egg in. If it floats it's no good. This works for fresh or incubated eggs. Just don't leave the eggs in the water for very long.
     
  8. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    well i opened one this morning and there was a baby in there that was alive but it wasn't developed all the way and i felt soooooo bad. i guess i will just give them more time and see what happens.
     
  9. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    are you sure you got buttons? I've had people think they have buttons and have COTURNIX
     
  10. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    Well she said that is what they are and told me 16 days to hatch. Maybe they really aren't. I guess I will find out. Well i hope i get to find out that is.
     

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