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Quail Pipping

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by willow16, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. willow16

    willow16 New Egg

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    So my bobwhite quail starting piping on Sunday, well at least one did out of 23 and then more and more starting piping yesterday. But I am kind of concerned about them because I haven't seen any progress in their hatch. Should I be worried about them? I am used to baby chickens piping and then hatching in less than 12 hours after but I am just making sure. How long is it usually to when they pip to when they start to hatch?
     
  2. GAQuail

    GAQuail Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. kuchchicks

    kuchchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have done quail twice and getting ready to do blue breasted quail this weekend. The others I have done were coturnix. It seemed a few pipped but none hatched til they all were ready. Then it was like pop corn. One went and they all went. I read somewhere that because they are semi wild they hatch that way as a kind of security. Don't know how true it is...
     

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