Please help

MamaWalker

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I purchased quail eggs and have them in an incubator. Today is day 17 and so far no signs of pips. I keep telling myself to not be impatient! I’ve never tried to incubate quail before but my 10 yr old is beside himself waiting for them to hatch. Any input would be greatly appreciated!
 

drewskimac

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It’s not uncommon for them to not start hatching until day 18. Especially since it’s the morning right now, if you started them in the evening on day 1 it’s not really day 17 until the time of day you started them on day 1. It is NOT an exact science - many things influence when they will hatch, be patient.
 

MamaWalker

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It’s not uncommon for them to not start hatching until day 18. Especially since it’s the morning right now, if you started them in the evening on day 1 it’s not really day 17 until the time of day you started them on day 1. It is NOT an exact science - many things influence when they will hatch, be patient.
Thank you! I keep trying to reassure my son. He is more anxious than I am. We’ve hatched ducks & chickens before and he knows they don’t always hatch (100%) but he can’t contain his excitement!
 

MamaWalker

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feedman77

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Congrats on the first one out.

Have any more pipped?

Once they start hatching they pop out like popcorn
 

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