I have found that a clutch of quail eggs usually hatch about the same time if the conditions are correct.
Hi Sara, I’m hatching quail and one hatched yesterday about 6 o’clock but I got up this morning and no more have hatched yet. Is this normal? The one chick is still sitting lonely in the incubator, should I leave him till the others hatch (if they do) or move him across to the brooder? Also should this be 12 hours before any others that may hatch? Geoff
It is my understanding that quail have a tendency to all hatch at a similar time although I think that my recent hatch saw the first quail start to hatch at 7pm and then the last quail hatch the following morning. apparanently quail call to one another in their shells so as to synchronise their hatch.
I leave my quail in the incubator for 24 hours so they can dry out. they can last 24 hours without food and drink as they are still absorbing the yolk sac. I then move them to a brooder. Sometimes you need to move the first hatchlings out of the incubator whilst the rest of the eggs haven’t hatched out.
I hope that the rest of your eggs hatched ok and that your first quail chick is doing well.
I have a free forum with a section on quail where people can go to chat and ask questions. http://farmingfriends.com/forums/forum.php?id=3
Sara @ farmingfriends
What is your experience of hatching quail eggs and quail chicks?
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.
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