Today is day 23, Bobwhite Quail eggs - nothing yet?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Yogalady, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. Yogalady

    Yogalady Out Of The Brooder

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    Tonight is technically the beginning of "day 23"...nothing yet.

    Should I be concerned?

    Worried as we did have a power outage and the eggs were down to 80 for a couple of hours on and off (we used a generator that we know would not last the whole night to at least heat them a bit...on and off through the night) *the outage was early last week.

    Other than that, I think we did it all correctly.

    What should the bulb temp be right now? (we have sponges wet and some water, about 70% humidity)....help!
     
  2. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    took my bob white 24 full days to pip then one more for all to hatch, so just give them time. and good luck
     
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Give them time. The power failure may have slowed them down.

    If I remember correctly the Bobs I hatched took around 24 or 25 days.
    It's been a while.

    Bob's vary a lot in incubation time.
     
  4. Yogalady

    Yogalady Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks guys; we have the brooder ready just in case (warming up)...

    I know I am going to sound stupid but - what does "pip" mean?? Is this something I should be looking for?
     
  5. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:A pip is a little hole in the shell the chick makes with it's beak. Usually
    they will pip a few times then hatch.

    You don't sound stupid. It's a valid question. [​IMG]
     
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