Offical 2020 BYC Halloween Hatch-Along

Trisseh

Songster
Premium Feather Member
Jun 21, 2019
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NW Ontario, Canada
Can quail use horizontal nipple waterers eventually or do they need the cups that I see everyone seemingly use with quail?
My older ones are hopeless when it comes to the nipples, but the 3 week olds seem to have figured them out. The biggest problem I’ve had is they don’t have the strength to push the valve very hard so if they’re stiffer nipples they give up because they don’t get any water. That’s been my experience with them anyways. :)
 

alknoll

Chirping
Aug 14, 2020
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142
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SE Michigan
My Coop
So my eggs arrived but USPS did not follow the sender's instructions: hold at post office for pickup. Who knows if this is the reason, but 5 eggs came broken. Luckily there are still 14 (the sender sent me TONS of freebies!).

I carefully wiped off the egg off the other eggs, but did not rinse or anything. Is wiping the yolk off going to do damage to the remaining eggs? Help!

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Pensmaster

Crossing the Road
Jan 10, 2014
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Northern California
So my eggs arrived but USPS did not follow the sender's instructions: hold at post office for pickup. Who knows if this is the reason, but 5 eggs came broken. Luckily there are still 14 (the sender sent me TONS of freebies!).
I carefully wiped off the egg off the other eggs, but did not rinse or anything. Is wiping the yolk off going to do damage to the remaining eggs? Help!

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I’m not sure about washing the yolk off. I know you’re not supposed to but in this case I’d be tempted to do so.
 

Xouie

Songster
Jun 11, 2020
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SF Bay Area
So my eggs arrived but USPS did not follow the sender's instructions: hold at post office for pickup. Who knows if this is the reason, but 5 eggs came broken. Luckily there are still 14 (the sender sent me TONS of freebies!).

I carefully wiped off the egg off the other eggs, but did not rinse or anything. Is wiping the yolk off going to do damage to the remaining eggs? Help!

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Yes you should wipe off the mess when they break in shipping to reduce likelihood of bacteria getting into the good eggs during incubation.
 

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