Oh no... Way overdue eggs? Please read... I need help ASAP

Discussion in 'Quail' started by EggHatcherr, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. EggHatcherr

    EggHatcherr Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm very new to hatching eggs. Its my first time ever incubating. I have corturnix quail eggs in the incubator. Its like day 21 of incubation. They are suppose to hatch at like day 17-18 right?:( There is no movement or anything. I candle them, no internal pips or anything. Its just dark... But no signs of movement. When I candle, I candle with a phone flashlight, is that why I cant see anything? I did a float test, all floated, but not too much. They didnt even move in the float test, the only reason they moved because of the WATER moving, I might be wrong though. Late eggs? Or all duds.... :hit
    I NEED HELP... Im so sad... I wish that I could post an update saying "Yay they hatched" but... will that really happen?

    Also, an egg has no visible air sac, but it still floats?
     
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2017
  2. robdog

    robdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Need more information such as incubator

    Sounds to me they had a temperature drop/spike which most likely kill the embryos when developing
    Ive never had a batch that took that long
     
  3. Binki

    Binki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I seen a post 12 days ago where you said it was day 7 of incubation - are you sure it's been 21 days?

    Also, I see from your posts you are doing a lot of candling/floating - all of this touching and turning and possible bacteria transfer might be a problem... *edit* and it could also extend your incubation time depending how many times you've opened/taken them out of the incubator [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2017
  4. EggHatcherr

    EggHatcherr Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay thanks for telling me
     

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