Incubator question + terrible news

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Rashid100, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. Rashid100

    Rashid100 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone.
    I had my second batch of button quail eggs in my homemade bator. It all went well till day
    16. Two days past hatch day i started to wonder what's wrong and cracked the eggs open. Inside were dead, fully formed chicks. Some had also pipped internally. It was extremely heartbreaking :( what do you guys think went wrong? The same thing happened to a few chicks in the batch before too. Any suggestions from you guys would help a ton. I can correct the problem so the next batch is not a disaster again
    Thanks
     
  2. darkbluespace

    darkbluespace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't tried to hatch quail... yet... but that happened to my ducks and chicks when humidity was too high. I started dry incubating and had much better hatches. Sorry you lost so many chicks!
     
  3. Rashid100

    Rashid100 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks a lot for the helpful comment. I think what I need is a new hydrometer
     

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