Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pjquail, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. pjquail

    pjquail Chirping

    Aug 7, 2014
    Hey guys, so while I was at work my mom tried to help and turn my quail eggs for me. But I'm afraid she did it wrong. Instead of rotating the eggs on the side, she put all of the eggs tip down in the egg carton! Will this kill the egg/chick? I REALLY hope not..... I'm only 2 1/2 days into incubating them so hopefully they will have a chance, right? Anyway, I really would like to know quickly. I'm like having a panic attack right now. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] Thanks!

  2. Peep_Show

    Peep_Show Crowing 8 Years

    Mar 14, 2010
    Corrales, NM
    Hopefully when you got home you turned them right-side up (well, back on their side). A one-time misturn this early should not do any harm. And before you panic, remember that quail lay lots of eggs and occasionally one will get turned in the nest and settled point down. It gets turned back again.

    The time to really worry about having a downward point is during the hatching phase and/or during the post-mailing settling phase when detached air cells are trying to mend.

    So take a deep breath, relax, realize your mom was only trying to help, and sit out the rest of your incubating days like the rest of us do.... worrying about every little thing that *could* go wrong that in the big scheme of imperfect hatchings is a mere hiccup.
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2014
  3. pjquail

    pjquail Chirping

    Aug 7, 2014
    Haha, ok thanks a bunch! That's exactly what I did, I turn them back on their side.
  4. MsPoultry

    MsPoultry Songster

    Aug 9, 2014
    They should be just fine![​IMG]

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