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Just Went on Lock-Down (Go Quails, Go!) - UPDATE WITH PIPS GALORE!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Cherlyn, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Packed in there like sardines, but in my experience quail will hatch no matter what you do to potentially screw it up. [​IMG] Candled them last night. Out of 36, there were about a half dozen that were questionable (too dark to see). The rest were doing well!

    ~Cherlyn
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2009
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    That looks like a pretty cool 'bator set up you have! Good luck!
     
  3. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hopefully it works! It took only a few minutes to put together, and was very cheap to do so, so if I get a successful hatch, I will be a very happy woman! [​IMG]

    ~Cherlyn
     
  4. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    wew, nice bator, hmm, sand, i use a rock/stone here. doing same way.

    by the way cherlyn, what is that ring with colorful inside? water jar?
     
  5. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those rings are leg rings for big chickens. [​IMG] I cannot find my marbles (LOL!!!), so I am using these instead, so the quail do not drown themselves once they hatch.

    ~Cherlyn
     
  6. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i see in picture that the rings are bigger/larger than bird's neck, is that true? so the bird will still be able to drown themselves. [​IMG]
     
  7. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The rings are laying flat, and weigh a bit more than the newborn quail, so they will be fine. There are also a few marbles in some of the rings. Good eye, though, Mulia!

    ~Cherlyn
     
  8. MAllen

    MAllen Get In The Game

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    Just wanted to wish you luck! Mine started hatching sometime last night, 3 have hatched, 31 to go.

    Matt
     
  9. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yay - good luck! [​IMG] Are you hatching quail as well?

    ~Cherlyn
     
  10. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My homemade 'bator is doing the job so far! Starting day 2 of lock-down and humidity is holding steady around 70% and temps are steady at 100F. Yay!

    ~Cherlyn
     

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