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Snowie Coturnix Quail Hatch-A-Long

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Quail Stack, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. Quail Stack

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    This is my second attempt at hatching quail. I first tried to hatch Northern Bobwhite Quail but came to no prevail. I was going to try again with Snowflake Bobwhite Quail, but due to an incident in buying eggs, I'm now trying Snowie Coturnix Quail. Because of the density and coloration of the eggs, instead of candling them I'll be weighing them on milestone days.
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    I hope you enjoy this thread, don't forget to follow along!
     
  2. Quail Stack

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    The weights of the Eggs as of today, August 14th, are as follows.
    #1 - 3/8 oz
    #2 - 1/2 oz
    #3 - 3/8 oz
    #4 - 3/8 oz
    #5 - 3/8 oz
    #6 - 3/8 oz
    #7 - 3/8 oz
    #8 - 3/8 oz
    #9 - 1/2 oz
    #10 - 3/8 oz
    #11 - 1/2 oz
    #12 - 3/8 oz
    #13 - 3/8 oz
    #14 - 3/8 oz
    #15 - 3/8 oz
    The next post will be on the 17th, the third day of incubation, in which the chicks develope a hearts.
     
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  3. Fishkeeper

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    Nice! I love snowy quail.
     
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  4. Quail Stack

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    The weights of the Eggs as of today, August 17th, are as follows.
    #1 - 3/8 oz
    #2 - 1/2 oz
    #3 - 3/8 oz
    #4 - 3/8 oz
    #5 - 3/8 oz
    #6 - 3/8 oz
    #7 - 3/8 oz
    #8 - 3/8 oz
    #9 - 3/8 oz
    #10 - 3/8 oz
    #11 - 1/2 oz
    #12 - 3/8 oz
    #13 - 3/8 oz
    #14 - 3/8 oz
    #15 - 3/8 oz
    The next post will be on the 18th, the fifth day of incubation, in which the chicks begin to develop legs and eyes.
     
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  5. Erkenstein

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    People have different opinions about handling eggs during incubation, but I aim to do as little as possible. I candle at either 7 days or at lockdown. At both points, you can tell which ones are infertile (green) even though you can't actually see inside the eggs.

    Your approach is interesting, though. Do you have a gram scale?

    Looking forward to hatching along!
     
  6. Quail Stack

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    Erkenstein
    Thanks for the advice, I'll definitely be using it. To answer your question, the scale I've been using has an option for grams, so I think I switch to using that to get a more exact weight.
    Thanks for following along!
     
  7. Quail Stack

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    The weights of the Eggs as of today, August 19th, are as follows.
    #1 - 3/8oz or 10g
    #2 - 1/2oz or 13g
    #3 - 3/8oz or 11g
    #4 - 3/8oz or 11g
    #5 - 3/8oz or 10g
    #6 - 3/8oz or 11g
    #7 - 3/8oz or 11g
    #8 - 3/8oz or 12g
    #9 - 3/8oz or 12g
    #10 - 3/8oz or 11g
    #11 - 1/2oz or 13g
    #12 - 3/8oz or 11g
    #13 - 3/8oz or 11g
    #14 - 3/8oz or 12g
    #15 - 3/8oz or 12g
    From now on I'll be using grams to weigh the eggs because it's more specific, and better to track development(Thanks to my father and Erkenstein's advice). The next time I'll be posting will be on August 22nd because digits on the hands and feet begin to form.
     
  8. CapricornFarm

    CapricornFarm Ready for fall. Premium Member

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    These quail have hands?:eek:
     
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  9. Quail Stack

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    Whoops, I meant wings, although they do start out looking like hands before the bones fuse.
     
  10. CapricornFarm

    CapricornFarm Ready for fall. Premium Member

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    Phew, i was getting worried! Abominable Snowman Quail!:lau
     

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