too early hatching?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by quailraisingMan, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. quailraisingMan

    quailraisingMan Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 16, 2009
    well 1 out of many eggs have hatch.
    but i counted the days it been only 14, even though my last batch of eggs, most of the quail pop out around 16-18 days
    is this strange?

    well hes moving alright, no bad sign of any deform or problem with the little chick, just that he like to runs over the other eggs and peck at the foil.
    it hatch today nov 1. around 10ish i believe, i didnt know, i couldnt hear him till 11.
    he not fully feather but does seem to be well ok with the set temperature i have for it

    do i feed him now or do i wait a little while?
    i got chick starter , i hope its what they eat + warm water

    im more prepare then last time :]
  2. Kullas

    Kullas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2009
    Ellijay Ga.
    the early comer may have been a little older egg that started getting warm while waiting on the bator or the temp may have been a little higher where he was at [​IMG] there should not be any problems with it i would go ahead and get him out of the bator if he is dry and the others start to hatch that way ya dont have to open it up when the others start to hatch
    chick starter will work just make sure its a higher % protine say 20+% and have it in a feeder in your paper towel lined brooder and sprinkle some on the paper towel so they can find it and as ya put them in dip there beaks in the waterer there should not be any problems
  3. quailraisingMan

    quailraisingMan Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 16, 2009
    how do i get a black one? so far a yellow, a brown one :\\ but no black one
  4. farrier!

    farrier! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    What type of quail eggs are you hatching?

    The really neat colors are from the tiny button quail.
    I do have pictures of the Speckled and Red quail on my BYC page.
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    The 'black' ones are tuxedo and tibetan coturnix, I have pics on my page of some. You just have to find someone that has the color bird you're looking for, I have 7 different colors, but they aren't laying worth a diddly right now.

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