advice on hatching coturnix quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Egg Lord, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. Egg Lord

    Egg Lord New Egg

    Mar 13, 2016
    I just bought 48 coturnix quail hatching eggs. I've hatched chickens before, but quail is new to me. Could someone give me advice on supplies, incubating, brooding etc. I want to make sure I don't make any errors. It would be very helpful. [​IMG]
  2. Em Ty

    Em Ty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 3, 2013
    St. Clements, ON
    Incubating and brooding are basically the same, though incubation will take around 17 days, give or take. A good quality feed is needed, like a 28% unmedicated turkey starter or 30% gamebird ration, though some people get away with lower protein. Keep your water away from the heat in the brooder or they'll just flop down in it and drown. You can also put in sanitized marbles or stones to keep them from drowning.

    I've switched mine to fermented feeds and they definitely eat less. You can find info on that and most other quail questions with the search function; it's quite good on this site.

    If you do have any questions you can't find answers to, post away and you should get a pretty quick answer.

    Good luck and have fun.
  3. mwtrees

    mwtrees Out Of The Brooder

    May 17, 2015
    temp 99.5, humdity (depends on who you ask lol) I keep about 60% for the entire time.

    Lock down day 14, hatch 16-18

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