trouble with my italian quails hatching :/

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Gord2012, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Gord2012

    Gord2012 Out Of The Brooder

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    hi im new to hatching quails out . i got 8 italian quails , i was told they hatch out in 17-18 days , but its day 19 nearly day 20 . a few of them have been rocking 4 the last 3 days but there no sign of them piping yet . my temp av been staying on 37.5 c and humidty have been averaging out beetween 43 to 46 any pointers would be great thanks .
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you talking about cortunix quail, buttons? I think one of those is called italian but I dont remember for sure. I have had both hatch late though more often its the cot eggs. I would give them another day or so hopefully you will wake up tammrow to little squeekers.
     
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  3. spotsplus

    spotsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you may be talking about Coturnix. They go by a lot of names. Hopefully you just have late bloomers and will see some little ones hatching soon.
     
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  4. Gord2012

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    il keep u all informed if anything haappens thanks guys :) .
     
  5. Sally Sunshine

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    Gord did you read the article in my sig... assisted hatching guide??? did you candle and tap them yet??
     
  6. Gord2012

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    hi sally i candled them a few of them are still alive no sign of them hatching still two of them are still rocking about , umm wat humidity % do u reakon i shud have for them atm coz ive got it on 65% + coz i carnt get it up to 70+ humidity cold weather we got here in wales atm nearly 2foot of snow . do i need that humidity level naw or is it when they start pipping , coz ive been told from 16 days i had to stop turning them and turn humidity level up to 70/75 % am i doin this right sally ? .
     
  7. Sally Sunshine

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    I am really wondering if your thermometer is accurate.... did you calibrate before you started.... in the hatching 101 article it explains why and how.... the article also explains why I do my hatches the way I do with dry incubation methods. HOWEVER I have never incubated quail or really researched them, Do you know if they specifically need a higher humidity during incubation? I think I have a link in the article to hatching quail under the breed chart at the begining. My first thoughts are lower incubation is pushing you longer or humidity too high during (not now) but again quail not experienced..... check out that link in the article too....
     
  8. Gord2012

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    thanks sally again for that il have a good look naw and the hatching eggs 101 . i was told off the guy i bought them off he breeds hundreds of them i actually got them off ebay .by the look of things im better of sticking to hatching chickens out lol , well ive stored a few of mine 2 day goin 2 get a few more tomorrow then incubate them .
     
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    ive managed to get my humidity ryt naw i put a dampened piece of evap pad in there il wait a day or 2 tops naw coz it will be day 21 at 12.00 tomorrow morning and that 4 days after they shud be expected .
     
  10. Sally Sunshine

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