Popcorn?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by kingmt, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. kingmt

    kingmt Songster

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    I keep hearing that these quail hatch fast. Well I'm on my first try at hatching some coturnix eggs & have been reading this section for a month give or take to get ready for them. I am on day 17 & I got my first pip about 14 hours ago I have gotten 2 more pips within the last 2 hours & still no chicks. I did pull the first one to pip out & candled it because the way I was reading this flies by. I did find that that one still had movement in it. I left the rest alone & am just waiting to see the out come.
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Everything has been hatching weird lately, I have no idea what is going on!!

    What is your humidity at?
    It should be at least 65%

    What is your temp at?
    It should be about 99 degrees.



    If these things are right, then all you can do is wait! But let me tell you, these birds are not hatching as they should!! Check out my 'what's up with my hatches?' thread!! [​IMG]
     
  3. kingmt

    kingmt Songster

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    Temp is around 99 & humidity around 50%.
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Try bumping your humidity up to at least 65%. Drop a sheet of wet paper towel in there through one of the windows.
     
  5. rachel

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    I've had quail wait nearly 24 hours between pip and zip, so don't worry. [​IMG] Leave them alone and get your humidity up a little.
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:That's true, they usually hatch very quickly, but not always. Yours just want to make you sweat, so you'll love them that much more! [​IMG]
     
  7. kingmt

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    Quote:I do like my birds but not love. I will provide a safe place for them, feed them, & water them but when it comes time to eat them I don't love them.
     
  8. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:I do like my birds but not love. I will provide a safe place for them, feed them, & water them but when it comes time to eat them I don't love them.

    uh huh! you LOOOVE to eat them [​IMG]
     
  9. kingmt

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    Quote:I don't really care for the taste of bird but my family love them so I do it for them. The eggs on the other hand I LOOOOOVVVEEE to eat. I will fix them for every meal. The best is when we have Mexican (or as the kids call it tocobell). I'll take the leftovers & mix them in a egg with milk & fry it all together some habinaro & some ranch on top. Man that is good.
     
  10. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:I don't really care for the taste of bird but my family love them so I do it for them. The eggs on the other hand I LOOOOOVVVEEE to eat. I will fix them for every meal. The best is when we have Mexican (or as the kids call it tocobell). I'll take the leftovers & mix them in a egg with milk & fry it all together some habinaro & some ranch on top. Man that is good.

    oooo that DOES sound good! [​IMG]
     

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