hi ive got 12 fertile quails eggs in a incuabator for sixteen days, today is the 17th day and they still havent hatched.I have candled them and they have been rocking... can someone please help me they havent hatched!
hi ive got 12 fertile quails eggs in a incuabator for sixteen days, today is the 17th day and they still havent hatched.I have candled them and they have been rocking... can someone please help me!
they have stopped rocking now.If they are rocking, just wait as live quail are inside. Sometimes they are a day or two late, so wait!
they have stopped rocking now.
what do i do
no pipsAny pips? Don't open the incubator to check though - you want the humidity to stay up so that any pipped chicks do not have their membrane dry out. Assume you have a clear top and/or sides of your incubator.
Here are ours pipping with one hatched in case you don't know what it should look like. I took this pic through the plexiglass lid of my homemade incubator. Out of all these eggs, I only see a few pips, so don't think all are pipped! I would just wait and check on them every hour or two to see any progress. Making sure to leave lid on and resist the urge to open it up unless absolutely necessary.
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Also, while you wait, there is a forum section on BYC on Quail. You can peruse this section at your leisure. You can check out the "Articles" on BYC - maybe some on quail. And there are state forums on here as well (under social? - just search for your state, will likely come up).