Tuesday, 18 March 2014
22 quail chicks
We have been amazed at the number of quails that have hatched. Yesterday we had 16 and thought that was it. But overnight another 4 hatched and this afternoon, another 2 arrived. This leaves just 2 eggs though we don't think they will hatch - we are however putting them in a box in the airing cupboard overnight just in case there is anything alive in them.
All the quail chicks are now in the brooder unit. The older ones hatched last month are in the bigger brooder box with the two exchequer leghorn chicks. We will build an aviary for them soon.
The incubator is not going to get a rest however. It will be cleaned out tonight, the temperature will be reset and 6 Welsh Harlequin ducks eggs are about to go in it.