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#1 tip when hatching gamebirds...

Discussion in 'Quail' started by shelleyd2008, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Everyone knows that you need to remove them 12-24 hours after they hatch, right? And most of us know that they rarely ALL hatch within that 12-24 hour period. So here is your #1 tip for hatching gamebirds (quail, pheasant, chukar, etc):


    WHEN YOU OPEN THE INCUBATOR TO REMOVE HATCHLINGS HAVE A CUP OF HOT WATER AVAILABLE TO FILL THE WELLS.

    I keep a washcloth in my incubator and pour the water on the cloth. This will bring your humidity back up very fast and (hopefully) eliminate chicks getting stuck in the shell.


    So there ya go [​IMG]
     

  2. jfulcher

    jfulcher Songster

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    Quote:good stuff to know [​IMG]
     
  3. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    Hot = will make a good cup of tea.
     
  4. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Songster

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    Quote:[​IMG] and prayerfully a good hatch of coturnix too!
     
  5. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Songster

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    mmmmmm, hot coturnix tea [​IMG]
     

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