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« on: September 30, 2013, 04:37:20 PM »

Im watching my first quail hatch but Im abit concerned should they still be attached to the shell by a thin cord 30 mins after hatching. They seem to be ok but just dragging the shell behind them s85
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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2013, 06:26:26 AM »

Never hatched quail but have seen this with my chukar and pheasant.  I typically remove the shell by cutting the string that is attached with a nail clippers.  If you try to pull it, you could pull the cord out from the chick and it will not do well after that.
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