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lock down question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kwissykat, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. kwissykat

    kwissykat Chirping

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    I wasn't sure what type of eggs that I had other then quail eggs. The lady said she thought they would hatch between 16 and 18 days. So I locked down at 14. Well now I'm at 19 days and still no babies. The 4 eggs I have left are opaque and I can see the air cell but that's about it. I swear I saw one moving but can't be sure. I have been watching so much my eyes are crossed. Lol how long should I wait and is there any thing I can do besides candling them to see if they are still alive?
     
  2. dylanj911

    dylanj911 In the Brooder

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    If they are quails they will hatch between 22 and 25 days old how old were the eggs when you got them and they're are other methods besides candling but candling is the most reliable and best way to ensure they're alive hope that helps
     
  3. kwissykat

    kwissykat Chirping

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    Will it hurt them being in lock down and not being turned for so long? Should I go turn them? This is my first ever hatch in an incubator.
     
  4. dylanj911

    dylanj911 In the Brooder

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    I personally dont use an incubator so i wouldnt try to turn them but if they dont hatch in the next two days i would turn them but next time u try too hatch i think that naturally works better but its your decision im atill learning hope this helps
     
  5. dylanj911

    dylanj911 In the Brooder

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    And normally when there in lockdown i have noticed its better to leav them alone so just dont try to turn it i dont know if it will hurt them but i would deffinitely wait a few days
     

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