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 Songster

    Aug 31, 2007
    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 Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    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 Songster

    Dec 23, 2007
    Blountville , TN
    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 Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    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 Songster

    May 12, 2008
    Just see what it does. Do you think it's still alive though?
  6. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Songster

    Aug 31, 2007
    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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