Just thought that I would let you know that I have had 42 japanese quail eggs in the incubator and yesterday (Saturday) I could hear cheeping. Tonight the eggs pipped and at about 7.15pm one chick hatched by 7.45 there were about 16 and at 9.30 there are now 20 with more still pipping. It's just amazing how quickly they all hatch out. Apparently quail chicks will call to each other in the shells to synchronise their hatching. I have taken a video of the hatching and some photos and will post them soon.
I am delighted that the eggs are fertile. If you fancy having ago at incubating and hatching and if you live in the UK then I have quail eggs for hatching for sale. http://farmingfriends.com/japanese-quail-eggs-for-hatching-for-sale/
Sara @ farmingfriends