Think its time to pull the plug on the button quail?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hypnofrogstevie, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Yesterday was the last hatch and still nothing. saturday was day 16. I cant candle them since I dont have a candler. What do you think? Is it time to unplug?
     
  2. ~SunSetsWest~

    ~SunSetsWest~ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If you are saying today is day 21, then yes, pull the plug.[​IMG]
     
  3. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I was thinking about pipping the bottom of the egg to make sure. I want to make sure I dont throw out any live ones lol
     
  4. jaybme

    jaybme Chillin' With My Peeps

    It does not hurt to try. The ones I pipped were dead, and I always wondered if I should of pipped them sooner [​IMG]
     
  5. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    I would try making small holes in or opening some to make sure. Maybe you will get lucky with at least 1. Never know.
     
  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Thanks guys. I have 6 buttons total so far
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:You need to pip the large end, or top of the egg. If it is still alive, and you pip the bottom, it will most likely die. You can try putting the egg to your ear, tap the shell with your fingernail, and see if it taps back first. You might even get a peep out of it.
    Mrs. AK told me before that she usually waits a day after the last one hatches then opens them up. You might find a live one or two, but it is unlikely. If I hadn't waited so long on mine, I probably would have had 3 instead of 1. I had 2 die in the shell because of humidity probs.
     
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    aww! i'm sorry!...keep us posted...[​IMG]
     
  9. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I killed one [​IMG] It was not finished eating the leftover yolk [​IMG]
     
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    aww!..:aww...so, they are still alive then?...
     

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