Latest Hatch?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by aperez54, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. aperez54

    aperez54 Out Of The Brooder

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    When was anyone's latest hatch? 18 days? 19, 20, 21? I'm on day 18 - I haven't touched the eggs but i'm fairly certain there are chicks in those eggs when I candled them 7 days ago... How long should I wait before tossing them out? These are coturnix eggs.

    Thanks!
     
  2. cruisermedic

    cruisermedic Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow. I just did my first hatch and they started on day 16. Finished on day 18. I think I tossed the night of 19. I've read a day or two late if temp was a bit low. But I would have thought something would have hatched for you by now.
     
  3. Kherome

    Kherome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard of them taking 21, 22 days, so maybe at least wait until then?
     
  4. cruisermedic

    cruisermedic Out Of The Brooder

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    Couldn't hurt. I only tossed mine because it was near 16 hrs with no hatching. I figured it was done by then. All mine were collected the same week and all put in the same time.
     
  5. aperez54

    aperez54 Out Of The Brooder

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    I set 20 in the incubator, first one hatched on day 16... by day 17 I had 12 chicks. 2 were infertile, I tossed those out... I have 6 still in the incubator which showed chicks when candled on day 11...
     

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