THE QUAIL ARE HATCHING! HELP!!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by CaptainQwak, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. makmm

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    Awe it thinks your it's mom! Hopefully you have another one hatch or you will have a house quail. Don't count the other ones out yet you never know. Hows your humidity in the incubator?
     
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  2. cottontail farm

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    I have a hovabator and also hatch quail. I think people really worry too much about not opening the lid during lockdown and hatch - I do it all the time. As long as you are right in and back out it's not a problem, so i don't think you have anything to worry about.
    Sometimes the little guys hatch in bursts, and they can take a looong time from pipping to popping out. They seem to hide if you stand there watching them then pop out as soon as you leave the room. lol. I
     
  3. CaptainQwak

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    Thanks so much, guys... I’m going to let him stay in there for a few hours to hopefully inspire the others. If none of them are moving at all by this afternoon I’ll move him to the brooder. Has anyone raised a lone quail chick? I’ve raised a single duck without issue, but might be harder on quail. As for humidity, I don’t have a gauge... but both trays have been filled since Thursday or so. I put a warm soaked towel in when I opened it to put the bedding in. Fingers crossed!
     
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  4. CaptainQwak

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    ANOTHER ONE IS COMING OUT!!!

    :wee
     
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  5. CaptainQwak

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    It’s a white one!!!
     
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  6. makmm

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    Woot woot!:celebrate:woot

    I'm10 out of 13 pipped in my brood... I check on them Everytime I walk by (through the window if course). The suspense. Can't wait to see what other colors you get!
     
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  7. HappyDancin'

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    Yay, yay! So the count is two? (...at least two so far, right!?) Hoping for even more success in your current hatch! :fl

    Congrats, and keep posting - how exciting! :jumpy:love
     
  8. CaptainQwak

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    #3 just popped out!
     
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  9. calichicken

    calichicken Crowing

    Congrats on your new babies!
    How's the toes on this baby? If they are still curled you can create a "sandle " which will usually straighten the toes :) enjoy those babies :love
     
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  10. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    I use burlap or felt to line my hatcher/bator.
    Paper towels can be slippery for the chicks to walk on. Sending good hatching vibes your way, Congratulations and good luck.
     
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