I use the dry-hatch method, people who aren't hatching quail shouldn't fuss about opening the incubator to turn eggs (THE FIRST 18 DAYS), but on day 18 add lots of water and leave them eggs alone. I don't add any water the first 18 days.
can u explain further about quail hatching. i just had a dismal result of my two hatches. i hv a DIY styrofoam incubator.
first hatch - 9 out of 60 shipped eggs. was opening incubator to turn, 50% humidity for the first 14 days, 70% during lockdown.
second hatch - 8 out of 100. turned eggs without opening incubator. tried dry hatch - had 35% hum during first 14 days, 70+ during lockdown.
in both cases, they hatched during the 15th day and was over in 24 hours.
during the second hatch, temp was erratic during lockdown, a couple of times shooting to 105 for some hours. i think i fried most eggs.
i want to try my 3rd hatch, altho i told dh i will just hatch my own eggs. but if i made the big mistake of trying dry incubation, i'd like to try again, coz i re designed my incubator after the first and i want to test it correctly.
your thoughts will be greatly appreciated.