Lockdown on Jumbo Brown Coturnix Quail..Pictures pg4

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Buttercup Chillin, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2008
    SouthEast TX
    Today is day 14 so at 4:00 P.M. lockdown began for my 110 quail eggs. Have to get their brooders ready incase I have a great hatch. I'll settle for a good hatch. I think I'll make some popcorn to celibrate that the hatch is near.
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2010
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    23,381
    35
    351
    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Hopefully it's a BIG bowl of popcorn, they shouldn't hatch until day 17 or 18. I've had some hatch on day 16, but they aren't supposed to [​IMG]
     
  3. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2008
    SouthEast TX
    Ya, I'm not expecting them to hatch until sunday or monday.
    Are you familiar with Manna Pro game bird food, that's the only one I can get right now . Tuesday Purina comes in and I'll get that. But it will be 3 weeks before I can get my Lone Star game bird starter. They forgot to order it. So this batch, my 1st is going to be questionable on growth because of the different foods, I assume.
     
  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    15,958
    38
    323
    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    I'm keeping my fingers crossed for your hatch! [​IMG]
    Keep us updated please! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2010
  5. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    5,410
    19
    251
    Jun 17, 2009
    Oklahoma
    My Coop
    Good Luck! I have had all of mine hatch on day 16, but didn't think they were suppose to hatch until day 18.
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    23,381
    35
    351
    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Quote:In my experience it seems the whites are more likely to hatch on day 16, but I'm sure that depends on the bloodlines.
     
  7. Riffecreek

    Riffecreek Chukar Junky

    542
    0
    119
    May 29, 2010
    Dunnville, Ky.
    Quote:In my experience it seems the whites are more likely to hatch on day 16, but I'm sure that depends on the bloodlines.

    It also depends on the temp in the incubator. If it stays a little high all the way though the setting phase, the chicks hatch early. I have pushed chicken chicks and hatched them in 20 days in a gqf 1502 sportsman incubator with a multi-turn thermostat set at 100.5 deg. I don't recommend doing it!! but it can be done to some degree. The hatch span is from early in the 20th day to the 21st day. Hatch rates were affected (lower) by doing this along with a less uniform hatch.
     
  8. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,212
    11
    163
    Mar 11, 2010
    Mecca, CA
    My Coop
    Quote:Fingers cross for a good hatch. Try giving them hard boiled eggs they love it and its very good for them.
     
  9. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2008
    SouthEast TX
    [​IMG] [​IMG] Noon had one little thing pop. Its a baby quail. Its brown not white. [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I bought 100 Texas A&M's but the extra's are either Wilds, Tibetan or? I know he has buttons too so....sweet surprise:eek:. yes, its about the size of my thumb.

    Temps stable at 100 throughout hatch, I have 3 thermometers in the HB and all agree. But I did have problems keeping humidity up it was normalyy 33 - 42 % until I locked down. Had to fill bottom with water then add a small sponge to get humidity up to 70%, but now holding.

    Looks like 4 more are pipping. Sending DH to get small bag of Manna Pro Game Bird starter. Will need it this evening for sure when I break lockdown to remove to brooder. I have patience, but its so hard. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2010
  10. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,212
    11
    163
    Mar 11, 2010
    Mecca, CA
    My Coop
    Quote:Congrats, Prepare yourself for a little show, when all of them start to hatch they pop like popcorn.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by