Please, someone reply that has hatched quail!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Cynthia12, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    I thought that quail only took 16 days to hatch. So, I went into lockdown on day 13. Nothing is happening, tomorrow will be day 16, thought I would see something pipped by now. Came one here, checked out a few threads..and I'm reading that it takes 18 days??! Not sure I why I didn't see 18 days when I checked threads before. And a friend has told me that it only takes 16 days.
    What should I do? Is that right? 18 days? If so, I should have been turning the past couple of days but haven't. Should I now?
    I was so looking forward to seeing these tiny little babies.

    Button quail!!!
     
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  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    What Speces Of Quail? Depending On Speces It Takes Anywhere From 16 To 24 Days Or So...
     
  3. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Quote:Thanks, I just realized I didn't include that..so I edited..button quail! Thanks for replying.
     
  4. jnkir7

    jnkir7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:your fine just leave them in lock down they dont have to be turned that last week
     
  5. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Thanks! I won't worry too much then. [​IMG] I'm so excited.
     
  6. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:CBBQ ARE 16 days. Coturnix are 18 days . don't know about other species....
     
  7. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Ok, update. I have one that has been pipped since early this morning. Nothing more all day. I now have another that is cracked..pipped...How long? I thought they went pretty quick once they pipped.
    I got my humidity up there, just hoping not to late for that. I got it up to 65 finally today. It's been around 55 to 58. They are due to hatch tonight. Maybe I'm just a bit..in a hurry?? Maybe my humidity was too low?
     
  8. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Should I help this first pipped baby out..it's been all day, since early morning??!
     
  9. Chikndinner

    Chikndinner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had them take up to 36 hours after pip...then out in minutes all by themselves. A little patience is all you need to do for now.
     
  10. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Cbbq are 16 days, lockdown 13 days. It is not recommended to help them as you can hurt them more than help them.
     

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