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Birderguy
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« on: February 04, 2005, 09:26:40 AM »

I am incubating Bobwhite quail.  Seem to have several chicks sticking to the shell.  I am using a Little Giant incubator with the fan. I have made sure the water levels are up and even added a couple of sponges to increase the humidity.  Is there much else I can do to prevent more chicks from sticking to the shell?
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2005, 05:38:15 PM »

SORRY I DIDN'T SEE THIS EARLIER I QUESS THAT THE HATCH IS OVER BY NOW. I HAVE HAD BIRDS STICK TO THE SHELL BEFORE AND IT WAS BECAUSE OF POOR TURNING. I ADDED AN AUTO TURNER TO MY BATOR AND THIS SOLVED THIS PROBLEM.  :)    P.D.
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2005, 11:30:13 AM »

Many thanks for your reply - I enjoy your posts and humor.  I failed to mention in my earlier post that I do have the autoturner for the incubator so I am just trying to get a better handle on anything else I can do to reduce this issue.  I do realize also that no matter what there are going to be few perfect hatches.  Somewhere I think I read or heard that bobwhite seems to stick more than other species.  Do you or anyone have experience with one species of eggs being more prone to sticking than another?
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2005, 07:19:14 PM »

SORRY I DON'T HAVE THE EXPERENCE WITH OTHER BIRDS. I HATCHED A LITTER OF PHAROH QUAIL BUT I DON'T REMEMBER IF THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH STICKING. :?     P.D.
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