quail eggs not hatching

Discussion in 'Quail' started by quailss, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. quailss

    quailss In the Brooder

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    So far one out of 20 quail eggs hatched yesterday on the 21st day of incubation. It died because when it hatched the power went out for about an hour. I tried keeping it warm but it did not work. My question is how long more should i wait for the other eggs to hatch because i read from websites it was suppose to hatch at about day 18. Should i wait for a while more before disposing the other eggs.
     
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Because the power went out, the temperature decreased. This can cause a delay in hatch. I would give the eggs a couple more days before you toss them out.
     
  3. NeoRoey

    NeoRoey Chirping

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    Usually for me, they hatch all at once and then no more do, but that's just luck. Anyways, I'm sorry about your loss.
     
  4. quailss

    quailss In the Brooder

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    Thx. Hoping for some to hatch but still no sign of pipping [​IMG]
     
  5. quailss

    quailss In the Brooder

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    I cracked 8 eggs today. They were all stinky and bad should i throw away the rest?
     
  6. NeoRoey

    NeoRoey Chirping

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    Just wait one more day. It was unsafe to crack those eggs. Let me just tell you ahead of time, don't get your hopes up. It sounds like a bad batch to me.
     
  7. quailss

    quailss In the Brooder

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    Thx for the reply. Yeah i think that this is a bad batch too. I will use a bantam to incubate quail eggs the next time i try.
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2010
  8. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    If 8 are already filled with bacteria and stink, I wouldn't keep your hopes up with the others. They may explode and that is no fun and more mess in the bator [​IMG] and the stink is terrible!

    I have a feeling you got old eggs to begin with.

    If you want to try again, let me know. I can send you some eggs [​IMG]
     
  9. quailss

    quailss In the Brooder

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    I cracked the rest of the eggs and i only saw one egg that was fully developed but it was dead. Could i still re-use the sawdust that i had in the incubator or is it already infected. Quailladyoffortmyers thx but i dont think i would try again until next year.
     
  10. NeoRoey

    NeoRoey Chirping

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    Don't worry, we all have those batches.
     

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