Smelled something rotten... He made it! Quail Hatching!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by MichiganWoods, May 4, 2009.

  1. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    My eggs were due to hatch yesterday, and there is a nasty odor permeating from my incubator. [​IMG] I figured I'd go through and try and figure out which were the rotten ones. I sifted out several that were extra nasty, some that had never started and some that had quit early on with mere blood rings.

    But then I found this...

    So needless to say, I think perhaps these guys are going to be a few more days. Hopefully some will hatch. I think that guy there might actually make it since I didn't nick any blood vessels and he's been moving about for us inside the incubator for hours since I opened the shell. I did make sure my humidity was high to try and prevent him from drying out.
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2009
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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  3. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Ditto.... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Keep us updated !!!
     
  4. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    You may want to wrap it up in a moist papertowel.
     
  5. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    I just did so, and won't open the incubator up again unless absolutely necessary. I'll keep everyone posted. [​IMG]
     
  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    yeah i second the wet paper towel those membranes dry out really easily [​IMG]
     
  7. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    Texas A&M are supposed to be the 16-17 day incubation cycle, aren't they?
     
  8. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:16-18 days [​IMG] They are the same for all coturnix [​IMG]
     
  9. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    Well shoot. Ok. Time to go stare intently into the incubator... (And here I was thinking I would actually go to bed early tonight... I'll be lucky if I go to bed at all!! [​IMG])
     
  10. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Virginia
    I'm hatching Coturnix today, too. I bought Texas A&Ms, Jumbo Browns and Tuxedo eggs from AussieSharon. Today's day 16 and I have a few pips. [​IMG] Hope yours does well!
     

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