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PICTURES BY quailladyoffortmyers from: The incubation period is 16 days, but if the temperature is off by just 1 degree, they could either slow down or speed up, neither is good. Incubate at 99.5-100.5 degrees F and 40%-50% humidity until the last 3 days. Then increase humidity to 60%. Keep the eggs point down and turn twice a day until day 14. Button quail drown easily, especially chicks, so look up good ways to prevent that. Don't keep them on wire without a place to rest. Their feet are so small they can get stuck in the holes. If alarmed, they will 'boink', essentially they forget their is a hard roof and fly straight up, potentially breaking their necks. So have a very short roof, a very high roof, or make a soft roof that can't hurt them. Just hatched button quail will push their unhatched siblings around, possibly killing the eggs. The only thing you can do is put the newly hatched eggs in an equally warm place until all have hatched.