"Springing in the Chicks" 2016 April Hatch-a-Long Hosted by Mike & Sally

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Sally Sunshine, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom

    Those white ones are quail eggs.... [​IMG]

  2. For those unawares I am doing an experiment with this hatch

    I let 5 of the quail eggs sit in 100 degree vinegar, checked with a thermo, for between 5 and 6 minutes.

    I hope to be able to candle Coturnix Quail eggs more easily by removing the "paint" on the shell.

    I only selected less than 12 grams eggs for this purpose, selected at random. I would like to see if this decreases Hatchability, or is neutral.
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  3. Trufax
    And the mottled ones too.
  4. heatherledet

    heatherledet Chirping

    Feb 19, 2016
    Lockdown!!! :yiipchick
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  5. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom

    Sweet!! Updated your info on the members article.
  6. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom

    [​IMG] I didnt know they had white quail eggs.
  7. hereorthere

    hereorthere Songster

    Sep 18, 2011
    Pacific NW
    Holy organizational skills Batman!!! That's a whole lotta tracking! [​IMG]

    Here's my update.....didn't post it last night as we had a bit of sunny dry weather yesterday, and a little start of yard work ended up being an all day deal. Was nursing some sore biceps from lugging around that weed-wacker all day, as well as a sore back! Oi vey! Hit day 14 last night - air cells look good, but am already down to 13% weight loss on majority of my eggs. Upped the humidity a tad as I was worried I'd already sucked the life outta them and mummified them all before lock-down.[​IMG] But all 25 eggs are good. It's a barnyard mix as I've got 2 competing males - a Wellie roo and a mutt roo who's Wellie x BCM (is it the male x female in these equations?). Am leaving on an outing tomorrow and will be back to take the Brinsea off the turner and go into lockdown Sunday night. So will keep you updated.

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    I Exist!!
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  10. And blue ones and and and

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