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Well bad news on the quail

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hypnofrogstevie, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I pipped open an air hole to see if I have at least one that will hatch and all where dead. They only half developed. I think it was the power outage that brought it to 86F.
     
  2. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    sorry your little guys didn't make it. [​IMG] Hope you have better success next time.
     
  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I'm sorry to hear that, I've had great luck with Coturnix but I haven't had a single Button pip let alone hatch out of 3 tries. I know one of mine was due to a spike in temp. after a power outage while I was home and the power came back on and baked the eggs.
     
  4. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Thanks. its my first time with a 0% hatch rate so it is kind of messed up. I got some coming in next week so hopefully they will hatch.

    I dont know how long the power was out. but 86F sure did do it. The temp was fine after the power came back. 99F and the humidity was at 50-60%
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2008
  5. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

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    oh I'm sorry to hear that! Those were the eggs I traded you? I've got some more if you want to try again- let me know after this hatch if you need to try it again. So sorry though- they are so adorable when they hatch out! Tiny little fuzzy things!
    Lisa
     
  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Yes please. I wanted to get some pics for you today of some fuzzy butts. Maybe sometime this weekend we could meet at the same place?
     
  7. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

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    not sure Stevie- will try...what have you to trade for them now? Did your power go out last weekend or two weekends ago? Ours did....but not for long and my bator is fine- hatchin guinea keets in there now as I speak (type..) stay in touch- today's only Tuesday and the weekend's so far away still...lots to do between now and then. Too busy!
    Lisa
     
  8. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I beleive last week. I still have a bunch of bulbs to trade. I found some yellow cannas and red cannas at the very bottom of the box. I can do that with some mixed phlox and a pack of toad lillies.
     
  9. chuck12

    chuck12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to hear about your button eggs.

    I only ended up getting 2 chicks out of 10 eggs to start with.

    I am going to order another batch of eggs.
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Sorry, Steve. Better luck next time.
     

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