Quail eggs?(UPDATE)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shelleyd2008, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Ok, I know that chicken eggs can pip up to 48 hours before they hatch. Is it the same for quail eggs? I thought they pipped and zipped really fast? I have one button quail that hatched this morning, and at least 2 that have been pipped for a while now. One of my A&M cortunix has been pipped for a while as well. It has been about 5 or 6 hours since they pipped.

    Do they sometimes take a while before zipping? Or will this poor baby be all alone?

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    Last edited: Oct 22, 2008
  2. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

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    ** BUMP**

    Sorry I couldnt help more, wish I could..... Hope they hatch !!!!
     
  3. Bandana

    Bandana Chillin' With My Peeps

    I wish I knew. Keep us posted.
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I decided to 'help' the ones that were pipped, after about 12 hours. The A&M baby is fine. The button baby died in the shell. It didn't have all the yolk absorbed either. I think they were a bit early, but not sure. I have heard many different things about when they're due, so it's hard to say.
    I finally got my humidity to go up, and anotherA&M baby hatched out really fast. Woke up this morning and that's still all I have. One button and 2 A&M's. Hope more buttons hatch. There were only 3 A&M's that were deffinitely developing, so I only expect 1 more. If it doesn't hatch, that is not unexpected. It seems like with my chickens, I always have one egg that doesn't hatch. Keep your [​IMG] that my little button gets a buddy!!!
     
  5. Bandana

    Bandana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Does the button have a buddy yet? I sure hope so....
     
  6. Jessika

    Jessika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any more little ones? [​IMG]
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    No, it doesn't look good. I opened two of the A&M eggs yesterday. One was clear, and the other had a quitter, about 7 days I think. I haven't opened the buttons eggs, still hoping!
    The button has 2 A&M babies to snuggle with, but I'm not sure how long they can stay together. I will probably open the other eggs today. It has been 1&1/2 days since any have hatched. Then I will see exactly what the problem was. The P.O. probably scrambled the buttons as well. The A&M's were, most of them anyway.

    I will let you know what I find out. Hope I find some little peepers in them!
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    It looks like the PO did a number on the buttons as well. Out of 20 eggs, I had 1 live chick, 2 dead pips (one pipped the shell, the other pipped air sac), 4 quitters, and 13 clear. Out of 18 A&M that I got, I had 11 that were scrambled. I was able to candle those, the buttons I was not. I really want to get some more, but I don't know what I did to have 2 dead pips and 4 quitters.

    <edit> I checked the 2 A&M eggs as well. One I haven't been able to see into, it was not developing at all...probably scrambled too. The other had a fully developed chick, never pipped the air sac.

    Anyone able to give me some tips? Can you tell me what I did wrong? Most of the quitters looked about halfway through? At least 7 days I would say...The pips was probably humidity. I was having trouble getting the hatcher to go up. But out of 20 buttons and 18 A&M (total) I only had 3 chicks each that were fully developed.

    I would really like to get some more, and I don't want to mess them up. I think I will be able to get some A&M chicks, but I don't know anyone who has button quail in my area. Will probably have to get more eggs for those.
     
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  9. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

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    What cuties !!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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