Removal of chicks delayed, Problem?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by quailmale, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. quailmale

    quailmale Songster

    I have read about getting the chicks out of the hatcher to eat and drink
    I have a gqf hatcher I live alone when my chicks start to
    Hatch I probably won't be home for up to several hours depending
    On when they start till I get home from work. How big a problem is this if at all.
    Thanks

    Dan




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  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    It shouldn't be a problem. It's like going to bed and waking up 7-8 hours later. The babies will be there, if not more [​IMG]
     
  3. chickened

    chickened Crowing

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    They can live up to 3 days off the absorbed yolk sac. I take mine out after 24 hours or so. What doesn't hatch in 24 to 36 hours from the first hatch usually gets tossed as bacteria prevention mostly.
     
  4. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Quote:chicken chicks can, but not quail. Quail don't have all the reserves like chicken.
     
  5. joe125

    joe125 Songster

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    Quote:chicken chicks can, but not quail. Quail don't have all the reserves like chicken.

    Agreed! Chicken folk should not be able post in the quail section. They are chickens after all!

    I love the chicken folks, but you don't really know what you are talking about....Please move along [​IMG]
     
  6. quailmale

    quailmale Songster

    Thanks I feel better now, the chicks are Ga. Giants and Jumbo Cort. and 5 days later 6 RP turkeys--I hope. Thanks again.

    [​IMG]

    Dan
     
  7. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    And then more jumbos should be shipping this week [​IMG]

    Your babies should be fine [​IMG]
     
  8. quailmale

    quailmale Songster

    Thanks looking forward to getting them
    I have jumped off the real deeeeep end
    In a week and a half I have gone from zero anything
    In a new bator to 6 turkey eggs and by the
    End of this week 320 quail eggs. Someone please
    Stop me I'm consumed by the Hatching sickness.
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    Dan
     
  9. Bribaby

    Bribaby In the Brooder

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    Quote:320 eggs?! LOL wow, I thought I was bad... we picked up a few (24) quails off CL... I read up on them, built an incubator, and then bought 150 eggs, plus the 40+ eggs the quails had laid... now I'm just impatiently waiting for them to hatch [​IMG] quails are "kind of" addicting! [​IMG]
     
  10. chickened

    chickened Crowing

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    Really? what happens to the yolk?
    Quote:chicken chicks can, but not quail. Quail don't have all the reserves like chicken.
     

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