Please advise! Day 17 in incubator for button quail eggs...

Discussion in 'Quail' started by kcdef, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. kcdef

    kcdef Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 8, 2015
    I have 14 button quail eggs in my incubator right now, they went in on August 13th. So, today, Monday, August 29th, is day number 17 in the incubator. Everywhere I read said that they hatch at 16 days, almost to the hour that they were put in!
    At what point should I start to come to terms with the fact that none of them are going to hatch? Like I said, it's day 17, and I see no action whatsoever. I'm so sad!
    My temp. has stayed at a very steady 99.5°, and my humidity has ranged between 40-50%. A few times it shot up into the early 60's, I think that's because it's been super humid the past couple weeks here in NY. After day 13, I bumped humidity up to 70% and stopped turning.
    And PS, no, I haven't candled them. I tried within the first couple days (even though I really don't know what I'm looking for lol) and it was pretty much impossible to see inside the shell! Much harder than the turkey eggs I've candled before.
  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2016
    NW Missouri
    I'd give a couple more days the pitch em.
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