Question 1001 :/

Discussion in 'Quail' started by momofseven, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. momofseven

    momofseven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi peeps :)

    I'm hatching Coturnix, day 12 (unless I miscounted my days) and turning the eggs I saw one has pipped already [​IMG]

    What do I do? Stop turning and up humidity? Leave it as is? Keep turning but not the one egg?
    I'm at loss, not sure why this happened, last batch one hatched on day 14 and I thought that was early.....
     
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  2. nonk72

    nonk72 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi momofseven

    I'm new to this myself. But I can say that everything I've read say 14-17 days to hatch. I'd have to say stop turning them. Maybe some of the veterans can elaborate more for us.
     
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  3. momofseven

    momofseven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks nonk72, what about the humidity, up it?
    Do I turn the fan off?

    Lol, at loss.....
     
  4. nonk72

    nonk72 Out Of The Brooder

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    What was your incubation humidity up to now? From what I've read is to incubate @ 60% humidity n Raise to 80%. When you stop turning 3 days before hatch. Keep it running till you are done. You still need the temp.
     
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  5. momofseven

    momofseven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the humidity between 30/40% and usually up it to around 60% been doing great that way.
     
  6. nonk72

    nonk72 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll be putting my first ones in to hatch in a few days hoping to get a few more eggs soon. I just started to get some eggs a couple days ago. So this is my first rodeo. But been doing a lot of reading to figure it out.

    I finally found a few people that raises them near me. So I'll be doing a little verbal research shortly.

    Good luck
     
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  7. momofseven

    momofseven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I must have miscalculated or we have some early birds, there are 2 more pipped....
     
  8. swbradley

    swbradley Out Of The Brooder

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    I suggest you up your humidity to 60%. You might also want to make sure your temperature is reading correctly. When the temp is on the high side it will cause the hatch to happen early.
     
  9. nonk72

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    Swbradly

    If at hatch you up humidity to 60%. What should the humidity be at up to hatch?
     
  10. momofseven

    momofseven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks swbradley! The temp has been on the higher side, around 100.6 instead of 99.5

    up to hatch I have it between 30 and 40
     
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