My Quail Hatching Thread - UPDATED 08/02/10

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Denninmi, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought I would share my results as they occur with my attempt to hatch a Brinsea Octagon 20 Advanced EX full of quail eggs:

    I started with the following:

    COTURNIX: 55 eggs, placed on 07/11 at approximately 10:45 PM.

    BUTTONS: 30 eggs, placed on 07/13 at 6:00 PM.

    Lockdown was yesterday at 6:00 PM. I am running the incubator at 99.6 degrees and 63% humidity for the lockdown period.

    As of right now, 9:30 PM EDT on 07/29, the score is:

    Coturnix -- 55 received on 07/10.

    Less 1 that was dented when it came.

    Less 2 that I dented when placing them in the egg tray

    Less 1 more that I found cracked on 07/21 or 07/22 when candling

    Less 22 that I discarded last night upon candling. A couple of them had small amounts of rotted liquid in them. Most of them were clear and looked like they still had yolks and whites, not even rotted. I attribute this to shipping injury.

    This leaves a total of 29 that went into the lockdown.

    LESS ONE HATCHED AS OF THIS TIME!

    That leaves 28 eggs to go.

    Buttons -- I have 30 in these, but 2 are ones I dented when handling last week, and I tried to patch them. I dont' think it will work. I have NOT candled these, just used the "sniff test" because they are just too hard to see into anyway. So far 0/30 discarded.

    Here is the first baby:

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  2. babymakes6

    babymakes6 Gifted

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    Good luck! I never bother candling quail eggs-too much bother! They are the easiest things to hatch, though!
     
  3. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As of 12:58 am EDT on Friday, July 30, I have 7 hatched and 4 more pipped. They hatch fast!

    3 now in the brooder:

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    More still in the Brinsea:

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  4. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. laceynoelle

    laceynoelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are so cute! I wonder how many are going to hatch overnight? Hmmm...
     
  6. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As of 11:00 this morning, 8 hatched, but one is kind of questionable -- it can't stay upright on its own at this point, I'm trying to help it. It is eating and drinking, so we'll see. One more is pipped, and that is all at this point. I hope I end up with more than this.

    No sign of anything yet from the button quail eggs, but I'm not surprised by that -- I figured more like Saturday on those.
     
  7. Quailfamah

    Quailfamah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds as though you had a bad hatch on teh coturnix, usually 2 or 3 will hatch then all together they will hatch between 2 hours time. its called teh popcorn affect.

    i wish you better luck on the buttons




    good luckk
     
  8. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    I see a fawn and manchurian!!! The rare ones hatched! Woot! Shipping does have an affect unfortunately [​IMG]
     
  9. quailmaster

    quailmaster Out Of The Brooder

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    I hope more of those little cutties hatch over night.[​IMG]
     
  10. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Hope they start popp'in outa them eggies! Hope you find abunch of quail running around the bator in the morning! Will be watching this thread! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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