No Hatch Yet

Discussion in 'Quail' started by troseblad, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. troseblad

    troseblad Out Of The Brooder

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    Set 66 coturnix eggs in Brinsea Eco 20 on July 1. Temperature has been rock solid 99.5. I did not check humidity. Put water in one slot and turned three times a day. Placed water in both slots on day 14. Nothing yet. I guess I should have gotten a gauge to check humidity? Any suggestions?

    Oh and my ratios are 1 to 4. I had been seeing "shaving cream" and hearing lots of crowing for about six weeks before I set eggs.
     
  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    A. DONT GIVE UP YET... THERE'S STILL HOPE FOR THE BATCH COOKING PRESENTLY

    B. FERTILITY SHOULD BE ASSURED FROM YOUR DESCRIPTION

    C. BRINSEA'S ARE HARD TO BEAT, BUT YES HUMIDITY NEEDS TO MONITORED AS GAMEBIRDS ESPECIALLY ARE QUITE SENSITIVE TO IT.

    NOW ALL MY OCTAGON MODELS ARE A TAD OLDER, BUT IN ALL OF THE 1'S I HAVE I HAVE TO RUN BOTH TRAYS FULL OF WATER CONTINUOUSLY, THE NEWER MODELS HAVE ADDITIONAL VENTS IN THEM SO I CAN ONLY SURMISE THIS MAY BE MAGNIFIED IN IMPORTANCE [​IMG] A LITTLE TESTING AND OBSERVATION GOES A LONG WAY... YOU DONT NECESSARILY HAVE TO LEAVE A HYGROMETER IN 1 ALL THE TIME, BUT YOU DO NEED TO OBSERVE HOW IT BEHAVES WITH 1 TRAY VS 2 TRAYS OF WATER... RESULTS WILL VARY GREATLY FROM 1 GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION TO THE OTHER OR FROM 1 STRUCTURE TO THE OTHER, SO YOU NEED TO KNOW THAT FOR SURE. ONCE YOU HAVE THIS LITTLE "JEM OF WISDOM" THEY CANT BE BEAT
     
  3. troseblad

    troseblad Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks JJ.
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    ANYTIME [​IMG]

    I WILL SAY THIS, ONCE YOU LEARN WHAT WATER LEVELS DO IN YOUR BRINSEA SO LONG AS IT STAYS IN THE SAME ENVIRONMENT IT WILL NOT FLUCTUATE FROM THAT... THATS WHY I SAY YOU DONT NECESSARILY HAVE TO KEEP THE HYGROMETER IN THERE IF SPACE GETS TIGHT, PROVIDED YOU KNOW WHAT IT NEEDS WATER-WISE AND STICK TO THE PLAN [​IMG]
     
  5. troseblad

    troseblad Out Of The Brooder

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    They started hatching sometime during the night, which would make this day 18.5. So far 15 of 66.
     
  6. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All Right!!! Glad it's just a little late. Good luck, Bill
     
  7. troseblad

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    Thanks Bill. 17 and counting!!
     
  8. troseblad

    troseblad Out Of The Brooder

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    20!!
     

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