Should they be hatching by now

Discussion in 'Quail' started by kajhurley, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. kajhurley

    kajhurley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set 50 coturnix Sep 30 at around 5:00 in the evening. Should they be at least pipping by now??
     
  2. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can't hurry them. I'd give them atleast another day, maybe two, before I got too worried. I know, waiting is the hardest part especially at this point in the incubation. Good luck with your hatch, maybe you'll wake up tomarrow to a bator full of babies. [​IMG]
     
  3. kajhurley

    kajhurley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sure do hope so. First hatch out of my homemade bator since my modifications.
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    They should take 18 days, so tomorrow evening or Wednesday morning they'll probably start hatching.
     
  5. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
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    Incubation is around 17-18 days for Coturnix, and most leave them for 3 or so days after that to make sure they hatch.

    I set mine on the 29th. Had a few hatch at 16 days.. and here and there over the weekend, and 2 more this morning. I think they enjoy making us guess and wait. lol...

    If you set them on the 30th, then today is your 17th day, so don't give up on them!

    I hope you have a great hatch!
     
  6. kajhurley

    kajhurley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for all the support. i am just nervous about my bator. want it to work at 100%!!!
     
  7. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
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    What kind of bator? Is it homemade?

    I think hatch time is nerve racking no matter what! LOL!

    I have the havobator genisis 1588. Love it! But still am pacing the floor! [​IMG]
     
  8. kajhurley

    kajhurley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah my homemade.......Wanted to make it nice enough to put right in my living room. [​IMG]

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  9. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Wow, hatching in the living room!! Now YOU are a dedicated quail lover!! [​IMG]
     
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  10. kajhurley

    kajhurley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never forget to turn or check water trays that way. [​IMG]
     

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