japanese quail and hatching

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ggarden, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. ggarden

    ggarden Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 12 japanese quail eggs in the incubator and tonight its day 16, but there is still no signs of pipping,

    tried candling on day 6 and couldn't really see much apart from veins

    is this normal? Thanks
     
  2. Tiaan

    Tiaan Just Hatched

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    Hi. What is your temperature and humidity levels.. it can take anywhere from 14 days up to 21days depending on the temperature.. was there any sudden change in the incubator with temperature? What kind of incubator are you using
     
  3. Tiaan

    Tiaan Just Hatched

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    Hi. What is your temperature and humidity levels.. it can take anywhere from 14 days up to 21days depending on the temperature.. was there any sudden change in the incubator with temperature? What kind of incubator are you using
     
  4. ggarden

    ggarden Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi

    It is around 37.8 i have bumped humidity to 65% its a chinese noname temperatures been around 37.2 and 37.8 most days

    Thanks
     
  5. Tiaan

    Tiaan Just Hatched

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    That sounds fine.. just give it more time. Patience is the key. If you reach day 21 then you know it did not work.. when you placed the eggs in the incubator did you wait 24 hours before you started counting the days because i learned that day 1 is actually 0 and day 2 is when day one actually begins
     
  6. ggarden

    ggarden Out Of The Brooder

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    yes i counted the first day as 0, some of the eggs feel heavier than others to
     
  7. Tiaan

    Tiaan Just Hatched

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    just give it some time if you are lucky they will start popping very soon. If seen with my quails i reached day 17 with nothing happening then on day 18 and 19 they poped like popcorn[​IMG] be patient and please keep us updated if they hatch or not... good luck[​IMG][​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2017
  8. ggarden

    ggarden Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you and I will keep everyone updated, our daughters are dying to see them hatch :)
     
  9. Binki

    Binki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck :D!!!
     
  10. ggarden

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    Still no signs if hatching and humidity dropped to 63% should I leave it or top it up?
     

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