Temp dropped 10 degrees on Quail,,what do you think? BABIES! Pics soon

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by WriterofWords, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Our quail eggs were on day 16 and we moved them to the hatcher yesterday. Sometime this morning we had a brief power outtage and the temp was 92 for I don't know how long. The eggs were moving a lot last night and we only saw one slight wiggle after we got the temp up again. Do you think they might make it?
    Kate
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2008
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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  3. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    They'll be fine, same thing happened to me. Dont get worried
    if you dont see pips because there so hard to see until they really
    start zippin'
     
  4. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Thanks, they are dark/light splotchy eggs and I can't see squat on them! My mom is at my house egg-sitting.
     
  5. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    Yeah, I had little button quail eggs and boy I heard cheeping. But I couldnt
    see any pips! you would have to have the little egg right up to your nose
    to see anything!. Hope you have some pips and maybe some babies when you get
    home!
     
  6. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I want to hatch Button Quail, do we have anyone on here that sells those eggs?
     
  7. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    Yes, Fdnick sells button quail I think. It says on her Sig.
     
  8. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
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    I have the button eggs sometime too--so does JKcove
     
  9. Leslie In North Pole

    Leslie In North Pole Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quail are really resilient when it comes to hatching, as long as the humidity is good, those eggs are generating the majority of the heat they need, you will have to tell us how your hatch goes. Mothergoose sells button quail as well.

    Leslie
     
  10. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Thanks all! My mom just called to update me, as the temp went up more started wiggling again. There is 8 due tomorrow, the other 8 are due in 7 days.
     

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