Thursday, 4 August 2011
Quail hatch in progress - STOP watching, GO and pick dinner!
Japanese Coturnix Quail Chicks in Assorted Colours.
First of all, I find it very difficult not to sit watching proceedings but the eggs were left in the incubator this time, as opposed to being transferred into the hatching box, which has a viewing window. This means I've been unable to peer in, so had to keep myself otherwise amused for most of the afternoon.
Bread has been baked, freezer has been repacked to fit in today's order and numerous cups of tea have been enjoyed on the patio.
Some weeding got done, the duck pond got topped up, more eggs were collected (and sold to neighbours) and then it got really hot outside, so more sitting about on the patio. By that time, I could make out at least 7 chicks bumbling around inside the incubator, but I daren't open the lid at that stage as the sudden drop in temperature and humidity can affect the rest of the hatch.