Quail eggs going for lockdown

Discussion in 'Quail' started by DenisTheQuail, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. DenisTheQuail

    DenisTheQuail Just Hatched

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    Hello
    I am currently incubating some courturnix quail eggs and wanted some advice. Tomorrow is lockdown, however I will be at college all day and won't have time to do this in the morning....which only leaves the evening (about 6pm when I get back). My question is....would this be too late to lockdown? And if so should I do it tonight instead?
    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it were me I'd put them in lockdown early. Some eggs sit in lockdown longer than others depending on when the egg hatches so you know they can take being not turned for a range of days. On the other hand, if you leave them in the turner and you have an unexpected early hatch the chick could hurt itself trying to get around on the turner. So, I'd say the risk is just a bit higher with leaving them in. Though you'll probably be fine either way.
     
  3. DenisTheQuail

    DenisTheQuail Just Hatched

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    Okay thanks a lot, I've just put them in lockdown [​IMG]
     
  4. DenisTheQuail

    DenisTheQuail Just Hatched

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    good thing I put them into lockdown early, today is day 15 and three are [email protected]
     
  5. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah! That's good news.
     
  6. DenisTheQuail

    DenisTheQuail Just Hatched

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    4 are pipping now, im so excited. Getting very impatient [​IMG]
     
  7. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah the hard part is waiting.
     

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