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LC431

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I have 3 snowflake bobwhite quail eggs ready to hatch. I decided to poke saftey holes after the first interal pip. They have started pecking but no large holes. There are a few cracks and little pips but thats all we are at day 22 or 23. I was just putting it out there to hear opinions and stuff
 

ronott1

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I hope you have a good hatch!

I do not poke safety holes-- too much danger in hurting the hatch
 

LC431

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As of now it has been 12 hours since external pip. I read it can take up to 24 hours. I knocked the incubator and i am afraid it may have died from stress. I know that i am probably overreacting because this is my first ever hatch.
 

LC431

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LC431

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1 just has a saftey hole and no pip yet
One use the saftey hole to pip with and the other pip all on its own
 

NatJ

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Do any of yall have any tips or advice ?

It's been years since I hatched eggs, but I remember there would be very little activity during the day, and then a bunch more chicks in the morning. I never figured out if it was darkness or quiet that made the difference, or if the real difference was that I was sleeping and didn't feel so impatient :)
 

LC431

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I feel the same way. Yesterday there was nothing and this morning when i checked they had externally piped
 

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