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Mother Quail left nest, can eggs survive

Discussion in 'Quail' started by martie47, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. martie47

    martie47 Out Of The Brooder

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    My female button quail has been sitting on her eggs for 14 days now. I prepared her cage and made a separator to divide the tank. I went out for about 4 hours and when I came back she had flown over the separator and couldn't get back to her eggs. I felt the eggs and they were cool. She is now sitting on them again. I don't know how long she was off the eggs. Please advise.

    Martie
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Everything should be fine. Hatch date may be prolonged slightly, but the eggs should still be viable.
     
  3. martie47

    martie47 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for advise. I will keep you posted.
    Martie
     
  4. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yea, you should be good, i've heard of people losing power and their incubators turning off for up to 12 hours, still had some hatch.

    let us know in 2 days :eek:
     
  5. martie47

    martie47 Out Of The Brooder

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    Good news! Two babies hatched today! I will post pics.
     
  6. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Where are the pictures?? I want to see some bumble bees!!!

    ~ Aspen
     

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