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Old 07-04-2014, 09:54 PM   #1 
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Button Quail Hatch-Along

With my first hatch of button quail (Chinese Blue-Breasted Quail/King Quail/C. chinensis), I had only one chick hatch out of fifteen eggs that I set. At day ten I candled, and found four infertile eggs. On day 16 (hatch day), there was nothing. I chekced the thermostat and the dial had been moved a litle, and the temperature was several degrees lower than it should be. In the end (on day 22), my one baby hatched, with assistance. The next day I opened the other eggs carefully. All were dead. Four were fully developed, but failed to pip. Another was fully developed, and pipped into a blood vessel on the membrane, and either died of blood loss, or drowned, and one was mostly developed, but quit a few days before lockdown. The remaining eggs were only a tiny bit developed (about day four for a chicken egg, so day 2-3 for buttons), and some had been damaged in shipping, and didn't develop at all. I'll be posting pictures of the single chick soon.
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I recieved 29 eggs on tuesday or wednesday, and opened one to check for fertility. It was fertile, and today is day 2 of incubation for the new eggs. I will begin turning them tomorrow, three times a day.

There is also a chicken egg on day 6 in the incubator, which should hatch the day after the buttons.
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Old 07-04-2014, 10:35 PM   #3 
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This is really neat, I'll be following. I've always found domestic birds fascinating and while I circumstances prevent me from owning any right now I will one day!
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:23 AM   #4 
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Heres a picture of the brooder. She's the only babyin there and was so lonely for the first week.



Ten gallon aquarium
Red heat bulb
Heat lamp
Non skid shelf liner
Paper bedding

For water: mayo lid with marbles to prevent drowning and chills
For food: mayo lid with gamebird starter
For sleepy time: dark colored sock. She shoves her face under it and falls asleep.
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:25 AM   #5 
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Spankie (I did not name her. I often call her Yolo because she gets as high as she can and then jumps.), cuddling with a sock. She loves the sock.
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:26 AM   #6 
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And here she is standing around

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Old 07-05-2014, 05:31 AM   #7 
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Here she is in my hand. I have a pretty small hand, too. She's very tiny still, and already nine days old. I'll try to get a picture of her newly forming feathers tomorrow, but she doesn't stop moving and it's hard to snap a photo so fast. I may use a video if she won't hold still.

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Adorable! I was looking into many of the little quail varieties when we still planned to move out to the country and I'd have a bigger house.

I am determined to get them, someday! They're just too adorable. I may have a bleeding heart for all things cute/pitiful, though...

Can't wait to see more of this.
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So cute
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I wish I could own them
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