Quail due on Friday

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Lalegid, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. Lalegid

    Lalegid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm putting my quail into lock down tonight, only 4 eggs (a few more due in a week's time) but I'm hoping for a better hatch this time around. This is my 2nd time hatching quail, last time (2 weeks ago), out of 12 eggs I only had 1 survive. 9 eggs didn't hatch, out of the 3 that hatched 2 had twisted legs and had to be culled. It's a little scary hatching such small creatures!
     
  2. Scooter&Suzie

    Scooter&Suzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope you have more luck this time! I demand pictures when they hatch and fluff out! ^_^
     
  3. Lalegid

    Lalegid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! There will be pictures :D
     
  4. bkquail

    bkquail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope you have better luck next time! here is a picture of my quail that just hatched 3 days ago :3
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  5. Lalegid

    Lalegid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute! I'm waiting to see some action from these eggs (also have ducks beginning to hatch!) No sign of quail pipping yet.
     
  6. bkquail

    bkquail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never saw the pips in mine it all happened so fast i looked at them in the morning with no pipping then went to the store and came back like 3 or 4 hours later and there was 6 in the bator then the remaining 2 that hatched were with in an hour later. so it might take you buy suprise like it did me! good luch and post pictures when they hatch :D
     
  7. Lalegid

    Lalegid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got one with its wee beak peeping out - might not be long then! (a couple of days late, I blame the incubator I borrowed. Styrofoam and a nightmare to keep temp consistent! Can't wait until my new one arrives...)
     
  8. bkquail

    bkquail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im using a hovabator and its styrofoam and i got some good hatches out of it :D out if the 10 i put in lock down 8 hatched, and this is my first time trying to hatch quail. guess it also depends on the brand you are using. Its shouldnt be long now if its beak is pipping out :D
     
  9. Lalegid

    Lalegid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good to hear that! This one is an older incubator I think, it has a screw type thing for adjusting temperature, so it's a bit of hit and miss as to whether I turn it enough or not. I've managed to keep the temp around 38 degrees celsius,occasionally dipping a bit lower though. :)
     

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