My Button Eggs Were Due Two Days Ago! Still Haven't Pipped! HELP!

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  1. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I have 5 Button Quail eggs in the incubator, and they were due Tuesday it is now Thursday and they still haven't pipped yet! I can hear them pecking inside, but they just won't hatch! How long does it take buttons to hatch? Any Help Would Be Awesome! Thanks!
     
  2. huntercf

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    If you hear them pecking you might check your humidity level. If it is too low (below 50%) the egg shell might be too hard for them to get through. Also, sometimes chicks take a few more days to hatch do to other conditions.
     
  3. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Thanks!
    I have a home made incubator, and this is my first time to ever try it out. For the humitity I just have a pie pan full of water. How to I increase the the humitity? Thanks
     
  4. huntercf

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    I have a little giant and to increase the humidity I have used paper towels and folded them and then soaked them. I change them regulary so they don't grow things.
     
  5. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:So get a paper towl and soak it in warm water and set it in w/ the eggs?
     
  6. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    yes, a paper towel or a sponge/
     
  7. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I got a damp rag and gently washed each egg. I am going to keep doing that. May that'll help.
     
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  8. holachicka

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    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy :

    I got a damp rag and gently washed each egg. I am going to keep doing that. May that'll help.

    I wouldn't, you're letting out humidity, even if your washing the eggs, really, put a wet towel or spounge in there and follow the lockdown rules! [​IMG] I know it's hard to keep out of the bator, but I opened mine way too many times and lost a lot of babies because of it... good luck! [​IMG]
     
  9. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I have to open the incubator because I have other eggs in there that Have to be turned! [​IMG]
     
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  10. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

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    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy :

    I have to open the incubator because I have other eggs in there that Have to be turned! [​IMG]

    Sadly hun this may be why they arent pipping... Each time you open the bator you are letting the humidity out and possibly shrink wrapping the buttons a lil at a time.... This is why you should have a hatcher if you are going to stagger hatches..

    Also what day are your other eggs on??? YOu may be able to not turn for a day our two if they are only a few days in or a few days from lockdown.. OHH or better yet just turn your abtor .. Gently angle it enough to slide a small piece of wood under on side with out rolling the eggs everywhere....​
     
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