So after the huge fuss of my quail hen incubating, hatching and then raising her own chick i fell in love so decided to pick up an incubator and incubate a few eggs of my own for a trial. I started with 3 eggs. I am feeling pretty impressed with myself lol. 17 days ago i put 3 24hr/48hr/72hr (1 of each) old quail eggs in the incubator @ 10.30pm and exactly 16 days later nearly to the exact time my first chick hatched. I came home later through the night after being down the road for a workout and as usual, the first thing i do before showering and going to bed is to check and turn my eggs and when i opened the lid there was my first perfect looking baby. I was so proud lol. i also noticed pipping from egg 2 but nothing with egg 3 so far. Today egg 2 needed help escaping and i noticed that the inside of the egg was leathery and really hard to break through, anyway the chick is out but I have the same issue with this chick as I had with the previous chicks when my hen incubated her own. The feet are curled in what does this mean. why do i have a perfect chick then a not so perfect chick? i did read that there is suppose to be a "lockdown" period which i obviously didnt do as i put more eggs in the incubator 7 days ago which again is probably a beginners huge mistake so i had to keep turning those eggs.. could this really have a major devastation on the chicks? I am so new to this its not funny. I just dont understand how i put the eggs all in at the same time, same heat, same temp and even though i didnt do a lockdown i get a perfect chick but the other isnt. my hen before hand sat on 18 eggs and only 3 hatched, again 1 perfect one but 2 with problems and there were like 10 half incubated chicks and 5 over cooked yolks. only the good chick survived and i assumed she wasnt able to keep all those eggs warm at once and looked as though she was trying to incubate the wrong eggs.. does any know what could be going wrong or could there be in issue with my quails? is it possible i was sold family related quails? I dont know how all this works.