Quail eggs first cracks how long now???

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jaybeeson18, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. jaybeeson18

    jaybeeson18 Out Of The Brooder

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    Last night out of my 17 eggs of coturnix quails 1 had a pip. It was very exiting. Today is day 17. Woke up this morning to loads of pips. The first one still the same but he's still moving. How long now until hatch???
     
  2. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    It can take 24-30 hours to hatch after the first pip. Try not to help anything hatch. This is darwins first test for them. if they can't make it out of the shell and you help, often it ends up being a bird you have to euthanize later. Leave them in for 12-24 hours when they hatch. Don't open the door while pipped eggs are still working or it wills seal them in their shell.
     

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