quail eggs have me going cuckoo!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Yogalady, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. Yogalady

    Yogalady Out Of The Brooder

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    OK - yesterday if I put my ear near the eggs I could hear scratching.
    Today, I hear NOTHING (dead?) yet at one point I was scared half to death as an egg moved - yet
    Hasn't moved again.

    What the heck? Are they dead? Alive? Toying with me?

    It is day 18... cortonix (sp) from ebay.

    Oh and yes, I am new at this. 8 eggs.
     
  2. macnugget

    macnugget Chillin' With My Peeps

    no give them time
     
  3. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Usually my quail make absolutely no noise. They just suddenly start popping out. By the end of the hatch they sometimes don't even make a visible pip mark before the eggs are breaking in half and quail are jumping out. [​IMG]
     
  4. Yogalady

    Yogalady Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much; I just looked and one egg has a crack in it, not a crack like I expected...it is more like a fault line crack not a peck-through crack....

    Your post gave me some hope and I do thank you for that. I literally had indigestion for the first time ever tonight over worry with these eggs... I feel like their mama [​IMG]
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  5. Yogalady

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    Macnugget and Akane - thank you very VERY much.
     

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