Posted By sara on May 11, 2011
I have been asked how to tell if incubated quail egg will hatch.
Deana is looking for signs that her incubated quail eggs will hatch.
Hello, I was looking at your website and didnt find the answer to my question. I’m currently trying to hatch out 48 quail eggs its the 21st day of incubation and my question is how can you tell if they are hatching? I’ve been seeing little light spots in the egg shell that I havnt noticed before almost like they were trying to pick off the inside of the shell (that started on the 20th day) but since then its just stopped. Am I going insane waiting for them to hatch? Or did they try to hatch and die? Thank you! Deana
Things to look out for are:
* Look out for signs of pipping where the chick has broke through the shell with their beak.
* Cracks in the shell.
* Also hold the egg up to your ear and listen for cheeps.
* Look for movement of the eggs.
If you can’t candle the eggs and quail eggs are hard to candel then leave the eggs in the incbator for up to 7-10 days after the hatching date to see if they hatch late.
If you keep quail and want to ask a question to get some advice or just to chat about your quail then why not join the free farmingfriends quail forum.
Check out the following books about keeping and raising quail.
Quail Past & Present By Michael Roberts
Keeping Quail By Katie Thear
Incubation At Home By Michael Roberts
Incubation: A Guide To Hatching And Rearing By Katie Thear
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