After 27 days of incubation, we have baby quail. Four are splayed on both legs, one is splayed on one leg. We applied a band-aide to that one and it seems to be up and walking about.
Our quail began hatching on Saturday afternoon. By Sunday afternoon, the majority had hatched but we continued to have a few stragglers hatch until Tuesday afternoon. Out of the 120 eggs, we ended up with 106 viable eggs after candling. We hatched a total of 94 quail and have lost 2 so far. The brooder is full and everyone seems very happy. My third graders are busy grinding food with a mortar and pestle in between their normal assignments. I hope everyone is having success with the project.
On day 25 we still have eggs hatching! We now have 9 chicks–3 in the brooder box and 6 still in the incubator. What a great experience for our students!