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Quail eggs...Keep your fingers crossed!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shelleyd2008, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I put my cortunix and button quail eggs in the hatcher tonight. Keep your fingers crossed that they hatch!! I am down to 3 cortunix that are for sure developing, and 3 that I'm not so sure about. The buttons are a toss-up, I can't see a thing in those!!
     
  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Good luck!! I've had great luck with Coturnix but not a darn Button has ever hatched for me.
     
  3. chickenma

    chickenma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll keep my fingers cross [​IMG]
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Thanks! I really hope they hatch. This is my first time incubating quail, and my first try with shipped eggs!
     
  5. Bandana

    Bandana Chillin' With My Peeps

    *Doing the Moo-Moo dance.* C'mon out little ones!
     
  6. Jessika

    Jessika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck! I put mine in the hatcher about 30 hours ago. How did you get you candle the cortunix? I can't seem to see anything threw them.

    Happy hatching! [​IMG]
     
  7. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Best of luck on your hatch. Just be very careful when you decide to move them. I was cautioned about that but I still had quail scatter when I move them out of the brooder at 6 weeks. They are fast and fly great. I should have waited to have someone help me mine all few away in different directions and I never saw them again.
     
  8. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck! I'd love to hatch some of my coturnix this spring. I really enjoy them!
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:I only had one cortunix egg that I couldn't see through. I have a small LED flashlight, and it shows up pretty well. Shine the light down through the top, where the air sac is. It makes the wloe egg light up really good. I tried with the buttons, and was able to see through one of the 5 or 6 that I tried, so I gsve up. All I could see in that one was the air sac! At least it looked intact, so the p.o. didn't scramble all of those!
     
  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Yeah, I plan on keeping them in the house as long as possible. I only have one brooder right now, and it is full of chicks, so I will have to devide it or something. Sorry you lost yours, that would really stink!
     

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