my quail are piping!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by S n M Poultry, May 13, 2008.

  1. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2007
    Riverside,CA
    my courtnix quail eggs i got from Bitty girl are piping. I have 1 question though. One egg has been the same way since this morning. I was wondering if i should help it? thanks.
     
  2. poulet

    poulet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the general opinion on helping is don't but I would go on your feeling , I had one die that had pipped and stared to zip I left for too long before I helped it was too late it was already dead [​IMG] . If it has pipped and started zipping and then stopped I would help it. If it has just pipped and nothing else I would leave it a little bit longer.
     
  3. swiftfoot

    swiftfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would put a wet paper towlel in your bator to raise the humidity a little higher
    but congrats i am having a hatch on the 17th
    how many eggs are you supposed to be hatching
    i have 120
     
  4. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2007
    Virginia
    wow how exciting. Good luck. I have quail in the bator right now that I got from Mothergoose. First time for me so it should be fun when hatching day arrives.
     
  5. Chicken Cluck

    Chicken Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just see what it does. Do you think it's still alive though?
     
  6. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2007
    Riverside,CA
    Ok i think i helped it to much. It is still alive but it looks like it cant hold up its head on its own. Is there anything i can do for it?

    swiftfoot im only hatching 3, lol
     

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