Quail eggs pipping

Discussion in 'Quail' started by sinclairmic, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. sinclairmic

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    Right on time day 16 my button quail eggs are pipping I see one properly pipped and rocking let's hope the other 11 start!
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Congratulations :clap How exciting for you!! I loved incubating and hatching my quail, they were such cute little bumble bees when they hatched :D

    Good luck with your hatch :fl
     
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    I'm a bit concerned 3 have pipped the one that pipped first which was rocking and I could hear the chick in through the bator has stopped any movement noise. I last heard it at 13.00. Will it be resting or has something happened. My humidity is 55% should I mist the eggs?
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

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    How many hours pipped now? I'm on a different time zone to you I think. I would try and get your humidity up to 65% by adding water the incubator not by misting the eggs. You don't want water to get into the pip hole and drown them.

    They sure do rest and quite a lot too. They have a lot to do prior to hatch and it's very hard work for them.
     
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    Can still only see 3 pipped I just sprayed the space around the eggs avoiding the pipes holes. The humidity has risen to 67% and instantly heard chicks churping again. Fingers crossed I am going to wake up to a bator full of healthy chicks. I'm in the UK it's now 19.00
     
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    Still no rolling just some churping no more eggs pipes either I hope I wake up to chicks
     
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    if it gets to 24 hours and no progress should i assist?
     
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    2 chicks out
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  10. Yorkshire Coop

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    Congrats :clap Goodness! Have you not slept? :caf

    Your hatched should encourage the others to get a move on. They all don't pip at the exact same time so you may have more pips this morning.
     

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