Overdue button quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Blacklotus, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. Blacklotus

    Blacklotus Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello [​IMG]

    I'm very new to incubating eggs, I have two button quails who are sitting on their own eggs at the moment, due to hatch any day now.. but in the beginning she had way too many eggs so decided to take some in and try incubate them myself and leave her with a couple to hatch on her own. I was very curious to watch the growth of a chick in an egg, and I've looked after the eggs so well! Unfortunately out of the 3 eggs that I had, one has made it to the end, he was due on day 16, and it is now almost day 19.. and wondering whats going on, so I candled lastnight, he was starting to push but not alot, and then candled again this afternoon (Inside the bator to keep warm) and everything looks perfect, air sac is good.. and chick is starting to push heaps more now and the air sac has gotten bigger aswell, BUT... it looks like he is struggling to push through the membrane... he has been pushing up there for hours and still is not through to the air sac.. I'm wondering; can some chicks struggle to push through? and end up drowning? or is this a long process? can I help this little chick hatch? It's the only one I have left, I would be pretty shattered if he died!

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Blacklotus

    Blacklotus Out Of The Brooder

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    So it seems I was worrying for nothing! Little chicky made his way into the world all on his own [​IMG]


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  3. eHuman

    eHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's great news!
    How did brooder momma do with her eggs?
     
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  4. Blacklotus

    Blacklotus Out Of The Brooder

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    The eggs still haven't hatched, but she's still sitting tight on them, any day now [​IMG]
     

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