New babies incoming

Discussion in 'Quail' started by tennesseequail, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. tennesseequail

    tennesseequail Chirping

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    First ones hatched just after lunch. 78 went into the incubator so far early in day 17 we got 8 out. I see lots of external pips now

    Quick question. I think it was 12 hours but exactly how.long can I leave them in there before they have to hit the brooder?
     
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  2. Crow-ded house

    Crow-ded house Songster

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    Love babies!!! Congrats
     
  3. tennesseequail

    tennesseequail Chirping

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    Any ideas on how long in the incubator before removal
     
  4. CoturnixComplex

    CoturnixComplex Crowing

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    Sorry no one answered this in a helpful timeframe!

    I keep mine within 6-8 hrs; just long enough to fluff up.

    Their little metabolisms run quicker than chickens and they need food and water a little faster.

    I'm sure all yours are still fine even if they're still in the incubator, though. Just get em out now! (Helps prevent splayed leg too).
     
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  5. tennesseequail

    tennesseequail Chirping

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    Got my first batch out at like the 8 hour mark from.first hatch

    This morning however there was no more. That's a bit of a head scratcher for me. I use a still air so I'm hoping more come today
     

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