...and only three quail have hatched. These eggs hatching are from a set of 17, which was originally was 42. On the plus side 8 have externally pipped but 6 aren't doing anything (no internal pipping yet). According to the float test and what I could see from candling they should be totally viable. I have read that it is very common, though not commonly mentioned, that quail usually take 18 days to hatch. With ducks and chickens I tend not to worry too much if there is no internal pipping, figure they'll do it when they're ready. Of the three I am noticing a lot of curled toes, is this common? The first quail that came out had curled toes and what looks to be splayed legs, and was set on folded up paper towel, which I switched out with some fabric cutting from a pair of NEVER WORN long underwear. The texture seems to be much better for their little legs, and the newly hatched tuxedo curls up to the folds. My real question then is when should I be worried?? One jumbo hatched on day 17, yesterday, and the new jumbo and tuxedo were today on day 18. How long is to long for eggs to go before one should just call it quits?