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They're HATCHING!!!! (MORE pics added page 2)

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ksukristin, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. ksukristin

    ksukristin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I expected a late hatch as I've had some lower bator temps this round- but out of 40 eggs, 16 were "duds" (new male, not sure of his 'aim' lol) and as of this morning I have 12 that have hatched and are SO active and hopping around exploring! [​IMG] I can't wait to see how many I get- but 12 strong ones out of 24 viable gives me a 50% hatch rate so far, and today is day 17 [​IMG] I'm uploading some photos now- was too excited to wait to post up! [​IMG]

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    Last edited: Dec 18, 2009
  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I love hatching quail. They are adorable. [​IMG]
     
  3. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    GR MI: TN bound!
    Awwww
     
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Cute!!!

    I just started putting eggs aside for hatching. Time to dust off the bator!
     
  5. lostsoulhelpmejebus

    lostsoulhelpmejebus Incubating Fool

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    Those are just so adorable, make me wanna hatch some out! Congrats!!!!
     
  6. 688peterl

    688peterl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the baby on the left in the 4th pic is like HEY! [​IMG]
     
  7. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I think the CAGE FREE sign behind them running around the incubator is too cute.
     
  8. ksukristin

    ksukristin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been asking my friends to donate old eggs cartons to me from their store bought eggs- and those cartons are my favorite that say "cage free eggs" on the back [​IMG] Since I didn't have a ton of eggs to put in the bator I filled a few of those cartons with sand to help hold the heat. It worked quite well!

    thanks everyone- they are just the most adorable little things ever [​IMG] I can't wait to go home after work and hang out with them!
     
  9. smallbluejellybean

    smallbluejellybean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Soooooooooo cute. Can't wait till my buttons hatch. I hope I am as lucky as you with the birth rate.
     
  10. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
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    Quote:That was fast! I thought you just got your quails!
     

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