Well, I am officially trying to hatch quail!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by chicken_angler, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
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    I just got my incubator's temperature stabilized and I put in around 36 Coturnix eggs tonight!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Wish me luck! [​IMG]

    Chicken_angler!
    P.S. I will try to add a picture tomorrow of all the eggs!
     
  2. Bornacentury2L8

    Bornacentury2L8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck Cody! [​IMG] I bet you will do great, keep us informed.
     
  3. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    I will do. I am trying my best to get at least 24 to hatch. I sold 4 dozen of my eggs before to one man on craigslist and he got about a 90% hatch!

    Thanks!
     
  4. SGM

    SGM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my gosh! I did too! Only instead of 36 I put in 33. Mine were said to be Bobwhite but the eggs are spotted like Coturnix so I hope they are Coturnix. [​IMG]

    I set mine last night like you so maybe we'll be hatching at the same time. This is my second time trying to hatch quail, but the first time was only 6 eggs and we got only one chick. It was my very first time incubating at all. This time hopefully we'll have a better turn out.
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2009
  5. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
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    A word of warning...
    Hatching is the easy part; brooding is the hard part, at least for bobs.

    I know, I have lost over 60 chicks over a period of two weeks.

    Some friendly advice![​IMG]
     
  6. sojono

    sojono Out Of The Brooder

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    if they seem to die for no reason put some terramycin or duramycin-10 in their water i was loosing some every day until i started using mycin hope this helps sojono.
     
  7. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    Well just an update, well a really late one,

    The hatch went totally wrong. None hatched because of one egg. I am lucky it didnt explode in the incubator! As I was cracking them all open on day 21, I had just a few left to check and this one was so bad, I think it was the worst thing I have ever smelled. The inside of the egg was all brown and looked like [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I am hoping to try another hatch soon but with a smaller amount of eggs.

    Thanks for the support!
     
  8. SGM

    SGM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I too had a rotten egg. It had cracked length wise in the egg turner and smelled bad. I removed it and all the eggs since it was time to stop turning. I was worried we wouldn't have any hatch. We started with 33 I think and had 13 hatch. Two hatched with swollen purple bellies and one hatched without its stomach closed. Those 3 died. We had a later one die too for unknown reasons. But we have 9 healthy quail chicks. I'm giving them away though, I just love to hatch. Don't really want to raise them through the winter.
     
  9. Scot1458

    Scot1458 Out Of The Brooder

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    same thing happened to me. First batch went great this second batch, of 40 eggs, only 6 hatched. I smelled a really bad smell early on, but can't tell which one it is.
     
  10. PetersonD

    PetersonD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That was a shame. Did you have the eggs shipped in? I examine eggs pretty closely before setting but, then, you can't always see every crack or defect when setting a lot of eggs.
     

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