Question on hatching coturnix eggs

Discussion in 'Quail' started by hooter8868, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. hooter8868

    hooter8868 New Egg

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    I am new to raising quail I bought some coturnix quail and hatching my first time I have read they will hatch with in 14 to 17 days today is day 24 and I had one hatch and several to start moving around why did it take so long any input would be greatly appreciated thanks
    Mike
     
  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is quite odd, were they all set on the same day? Turned starting day one?
     
  3. geniash

    geniash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If all incubation conditions were ideal (ie humidity, right temp, turning etc) then I would think you may have gotten a different quail type. I believe certain type of quail does take 23-24 days to incubate.

    Take a look on quail hatching chart here:
    http://myweb.cebridge.net/theroost/chart.htm
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2017
  4. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    What colour were the eggs? Japanese quail eggs are cream with large, dark brown splotches and spots - I've always found mine start hatching on day 18. Bob White eggs are white and take longer to hatch (23 days). Those would be the two most common species kept for their eggs. You could put up a photo of your eggs and chick that's hatched and someone may be able to identify them from that.
     
  5. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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