Quail hatch ?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Strummer, Oct 23, 2016.

  1. Strummer

    Strummer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    14 day in . Went to pull the turner ...... well I never plugged it in . What are the odds that any of my eggs hatch ?
     
  2. eHuman

    eHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Robby from JMF wrote that all of his incubators were full and he had a load of excess eggs that did not sell. He placed (I believe over 1000 eggs) into a hatcher with no turner and just let it go. He reported over a 50% hatch.

    I would say that at this point in the game, ride it out, some should hatch assuming everything else is on par.
     
  3. pkhunter

    pkhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess is 60%.. Friend of mine did the same thing and I believe he had about a 60% hatch. Let us know I'm curious.
     
  4. Strummer

    Strummer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will do . My first hatch didn't go to well . 12 out of 60 . I had a bunch of young birds . Didn't give them enough time go get fertile. Also had to many birds per cage .i now have a 4 hen to 1 roo . Now when I check eggs I'm getting 4 out of 5 feral .
     
  5. pkhunter

    pkhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like your on the right track now 4 out of 5 is 80% not bad. I've been thinking of trying to hatch some without turning just to see what happens. I just cant see a quail or chicken turning her eggs very much.
     
  6. Strummer

    Strummer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm hearing some piping . Sounds like I will have some babies in the morning.
     
  7. eHuman

    eHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How did the hatch go?
     
  8. Strummer

    Strummer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only ended up with 8 . I got another 80 or so set last night . Made sure the turner is plugged in and working good . Had to do a little work to free up some of the rails .
     

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