Update! Button Eggs in the Hatcher-Fluffy pics

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by coffeemama, May 2, 2008.

  1. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
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    After a horrible day trying to regulate my temps and humidity in my hatcher, I finally got my 4 button quail eggs in there. It's still jumping around a bit, so I hope I can get it evened out before bed. Wish me luck!

    Update: 1 baby was out this morning, mostly dry and fluffy. Here is a photo, and look how tiny it is on the accurite therm.!

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  2. Mrs MIA

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    Good luck! If they don't hatch right on time, though, leave them there. Mine started hatching on Monday, and didn't stop until Saturday. I had a lot of eggs in there, but had some 'bator problems too. Only got 15, but they were still going after I thought they were done. Don't give up on them until you've had 3-4 days of inactivity after the due date.
    Of course, having said all this, I'm assuming this is your first time hatching Buttons...?[​IMG] If not, then you already know all that! [​IMG]

    [​IMG] For all 4 babies!!!
     
  3. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck Coffee ... let me know how they make out.

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  4. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
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    It' is my first time hatching buttons, but after trying chickens before, I know to wait a bit after hatch date. I had them in my hova 1588, so they did great the first part of incubation. I had to move them to my LG (which I hate) for hatching because I have staggered chicken eggs in my hova. I've got the temps and humidity pretty stable in there today, so I'm hoping for the best! I know they were growing-last week one rolled out of the turner and got completely crushed, and there was a moving embryo inside. [​IMG]
     
  5. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
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    I think I have another pip or two Yay!
     
  6. nicks chicks 1

    nicks chicks 1 Out Of The Brooder

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    congrats coffie! [​IMG] love the pic so cute!!!!
     
  7. Mrs MIA

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    Yup!!! That's a button! Cute as one, anyway! [​IMG] Now just sit back and watch the action... They should start just a pipping away any time now! LOL!

    Gads, they're cute. I almost wish they'd stay that small. Mine are nearly full grown at just two weeks! :eek:
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You need to stop posting those kinds of photos. Seriously. What's up with that?



















    Don't you know that I do not need any reason to hatch button quail eggs?!?! [​IMG]
     
  9. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    There is no reason to hatch them at all except for the pure joy of witnessing it, and caring for these little darlings...

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  10. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    coffegirl can you elaborate on why you hate the little giant bator? Just curious since I bought a hovabator today online but my husband came home with an LG from the feed store today. I plan to return it since I just ordered one online already.
    I had debated on an electronic hovabotor that I saw online but I don't know enough about them.
    Maybe if I need a second one I will give it a try.
    I ready someone on this board uses the LG for a hatcher, maybe that is an option too, I could keep the other one for a hatcher and the 1588 for my bator.
     

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