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HELP WITH 1ST TIME INCUBATING!!!

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Hey Everyone, im new to all of this quail business. I recently bought 3 king quail (1m 2f) and they are going just fine. I also have bought a 48 egg auto turning incubator, yesterday i received 48 japanese quail eggs and those went in the incubator(dont worry, the king and japanese quail will not be staying together). I had the incubator running for a week prior and with minimal water, my humidity was averaging 45% and my temperature was averaging 37.5.

I dont know im im stressing too much, but i left school with the humidity on 45 and i came home with it on 17! The temperature was still 37.5 Its only day 2, would this have killed the eggs or should i be okay? I got home and added water ans now the humidity is at 56 and the temperature is 37.4.



Is the humidity that important at the start or is it only important towards the end?

My temperature is measured in degrees Celcius.

Ive tried researching humidity to understand it but its different everywhere.

Thanks in advance.
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you didn't kill the eggs, but you do need to keep the humidity up when incubating quail eggs as they tend to dry out a lot faster then larger eggs.   i incubate my quail eggs between 40 and 50 percent for the first 14 days, then i move them into the hatcher at 65%

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Originally Posted by JetCat View Post

you didn't kill the eggs, but you do need to keep the humidity up when incubating quail eggs as they tend to dry out a lot faster then larger eggs.   i incubate my quail eggs between 40 and 50 percent for the first 14 days, then i move them into the hatcher at 65%

Okay thank you!
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