QUAIL PEEPING INSIDE EGG HELP

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TheNeonPanther, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. TheNeonPanther

    TheNeonPanther Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My quail are peeping inside the egg!!! but which is it?? I have 4 alive and I fixed one with scotch tape which was cracked. and I moved it a bit when I opened the incubator a day after fixing (today about 5 mins. ago) and heard peeping,but which could it have been?? I am afraid the membrane will go dry on whichever one it is when hatching!! HELP!
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    If you have no external pips you should be fine. Try not to open your open incubator so the humidity can stay built up and high ready for them doing their external pips. Try not to worry, I know that's easier said than done just keep the humidity up.

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your hatch and hope you have some little bumble bee quail soon. They are so cute being as small as they are :fl
     
  3. TheNeonPanther

    TheNeonPanther Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank so much! Do you think I should add a small piece of sponge or will they be alright?
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Do you have a hygrometer in your incubator to measure the humidity? For hatching aiming for 65% is best if not higher. If you don't have one I would add a sponge or clean cloth to get it up if you can't be sure. The surface area of water is what creates the humidity and not depth of water.
     
  5. TheNeonPanther

    TheNeonPanther Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have a hygrometer but I did add a wet strip of shamwow (lol) because the other sponge i was using got thrown away by accident.
     
  6. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    How are things going with your quail? Any action yet?
     
  7. TheNeonPanther

    TheNeonPanther Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes! in fact 2 hatched today :D
     
  8. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Congratulations on your quail :celebrate
     
  9. TheNeonPanther

    TheNeonPanther Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks :D [​IMG]
     

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