Quail Eggs

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by AmberBQuail, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. AmberBQuail

    AmberBQuail Just Hatched

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    Hey Everyone.
    I am fairly new to BYC. Loving this awesome community.

    I hope i am posting this is the correct spot, please let me know if It is better suited elsewhere.

    I wanted to share my new batch of Blue Breasted quail eggs (button quail).
    Just set them this past Saturday.
    Disregard the temp. Took this picture just after setting them. This thermometer is an extra and was horribly inaccurate so i tossed it. Came with the bator. A hova-bator 1602 with fan.

    I picked the eggs up from a local breeder.

    Thanks and i will share updates and pics!
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  2. pepe1

    pepe1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck with your hatch, i am also in Rhode Island and just hatched 24 out of 30 eggs from my Lavender Orpington flock, i am planning to hatch Jumbo Cotournix Quail eggs next as soon as i can get them. Happy hatching!!
     
  3. AmberBQuail

    AmberBQuail Just Hatched

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    Hey!
    Congrats on your awesome hatch!

    Keep us posted on how your cotournix do.
     
  4. pepe1

    pepe1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok will do
     
  5. sarahee

    sarahee Just Hatched

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    I have to admit I grabbed an 18 pack of quail eggs at a grocery store 3 hours away from home. I've never seen them where I live. I wondered if any would hatch. After a week I candles them. 9 were infertile. After another weekend and a half 6 of them hatched. Cotournix Quail babies I believe. Now I have to build them a habitat. Lol...teaches me to wonder about store eggs!
     
  6. AmberBQuail

    AmberBQuail Just Hatched

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    That's really cool! One of the grocery stores around here sells them. I always assumed since they had been regrigerated for an undetermined about of time they probley wouldn't hatch. I'll have to give it a try someday.

    Congrats on your new little fluffy baby. Super excited for you.
     
  7. AmberBQuail

    AmberBQuail Just Hatched

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    The baby buttons started hatching today, 1 day early. They must have pipped hours ago, one started zipping and popped out within 10 minutes. Has anyone had fast hatches like this before?
     
  8. sarahee

    sarahee Just Hatched

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    The quail eggs I hatched were very quick too!
     
  9. AmberBQuail

    AmberBQuail Just Hatched

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    Only 7 of 35 today. I put them in the brooder as they were pecking the ground and each other. Ate and drank right away. Super cute!

    I'm hoping more will hatch overnight. Tomorrow is day 16.

    Anyone ever had this happen?
     
  10. sarahee

    sarahee Just Hatched

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    I've heard they can go 3 days past their due date, so if they were due day 16-18, then it can go until the 21st day.
     

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