Okay not sure what to do???

Discussion in 'Quail' started by BlueBirdChick, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. BlueBirdChick

    BlueBirdChick On Vacation

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    Okay they are three days late my Button quail what should I do. Everything is still okay like temp, and humidity etc etc. Should I help them or wait?
     
  2. BobwhiteQuailLover

    BobwhiteQuailLover Country Girl[IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.

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    Don't help them, they usually die, but i had some hatch 5 days late.
     
  3. KimberlyJ

    KimberlyJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What day are you on? From what I have read on this forum and others button quail eggs can be a few days one way or the other. If your temps are off even a degree or two it can delay hatching. So I'd say wait another day or two. What have you got to loose?
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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  5. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    What day are you on? If my buttons don't all hatch by day 17 I help them out, I had one pip and zip and then die and with in 5 minutes. I helped it out and it was already dead, and then I helped another one out that had pipped and then quit and it was barely alive but he perked up.
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  6. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    NEVER help out a chick. They will most likely die within a day or so. If they don't hatch, they weren't meant to be. It is more devastating to help out a chick to not see it hatch. If it's pipping and half way out and can't get out because a membrane dried up, then you can gently pull out BUT if there is no pip, nothing...no helping. Trust me. It isn't worth it.
     
  7. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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  8. Jstall

    Jstall Out Of The Brooder

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    Very good advice!
    BlueBirdChick, I would double check my temperature and humidity in that brooder.
     

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