THEY ARE HATCHING!!!!! Updated Pic Post #56

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Buster, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I set 69 Jumbo Coturnix Quail eggs from PurpleChicken 19 days ago. I had just about given up on them. I just went down and checked and 6 have hatched since this morning when I checked them!

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    Last edited: Dec 7, 2008

    FLOWERPOT Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2008
    Southern Indiana
    In 5 minutes there will be another 6!!!
    Aint hatching fun!!
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

  4. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
    Amarillo, TX
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  5. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Honestly this is the most excited I've been about hatching since the first pip I had. I have spent a lot of time, effort and money into trying to work out the kinks and I was getting really frustrated. Seeing these after I thought all was lost was really cool!

    Let this be a lesson to everyone who gives up after day 21 on your chicken eggs- the last chicken eggs I incubated pipped on days 23 and 24 after I had had a lot of humidity issues and had really all but given up on them. Quail usually pip on day 16 or 17 and these hatched on day 19! Patience is the key!!
  6. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    Quote:Come on, honestly I think borrowing someone elses fingers when counting above 10 could be a lesson learned too, [​IMG] I always seem to loose count anytime I have to count above 10, OR you may have lost count when you turned the calender page, [​IMG] it has happened to me so now I always try to start at the beginning of the month or let hte hens do the counting(They dont even have fingers, and seem to always get the counting thing right) [​IMG]
  7. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Well...I set them on the 17th in the evening and today is the 5th of December so I guess that's 18 days- right? Still longer than my impatience could tolerate. [​IMG]
  8. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    Congratulations, Buster!!! [​IMG]

    Maybe your thermometer is off a little and that's why they hatch late? Jes' sayin'.
  9. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Quote:I hope not but anything is possible- they are in a Sportsman 500 with a digital card.
  10. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    Quote:1 18
    2 19
    3 20
    4 21
    5 22
    6 23
    7 25
    8 26
    9 27
    10 28
    11 29
    12 30
    13 1
    14 2
    15 3
    16 4
    17 5
    18 6

    Actually today is the 6th, but dont count the 17th so 18th is first day right?? so today would be 18th day????

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