turning eggs

Discussion in 'Quail' started by blythe, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. blythe

    blythe New Egg

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    Hi,
    I am hatching out bobwhite quail for the first time and I made what I am hoping is not a fatal error: I continued turning the eggs (there's an automatic turner in our incubator) up 'til day 22. Is there a chance some of our quail will still hatch out? Two seemed to start pecking out yesterday, but no action since, so I'm afraid they didn't make it :(

    Today is day 23 and when we candled them a week or so ago, we probably had about 15 (out of 25) that appeared to be developing. And, on a separate note, if we DO get any quail, does anyone have any suggestions for what kind of feed to put in the brooder?
    Thanks!
     
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    I have done same thing forgot to take them out of the turner. I still had some hatch it might of affected a couple from hatching.

    I used gamebird starter feed or turkey starter for my quail.
     

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