Any button quail Incubating Tips?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by 1nked84, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. 1nked84

    1nked84 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there,


    How long are button quail eggs good for? What about when considering for incubation.
    Should you wash your eggs before incubating? With what?
    How often should you fill the trough with water?
    Do the eggs go point up or point down in cradle?
    Do you have to take eggs off the cradle "rocker" in order for them to hatch? I had one chick born and survive on cradle.
    If taking out cradle and placing eggs on wire, how often should you turn them daily?
    How long should you wait to remove eggs after hatch date has passed?
    When is it ok to start placing chicks outside? Is it?
    Any other learnings you can give me would be amazing. Thanks in advance!

    I've recently started incubating eggs and could use any advice. I'm using a Hova-Bator 2362N. I live in California
     
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    My quail eggs ....yum !
     
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    I washed the most recent batch of eggs in the incubator. Do you think they'll survive? Again, thank you so much for your knowledge.
     
  5. GrandmaBird

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    When you wash the eggs you remove them "bloom" which keeps the bacteria out of the egg/embryo. I would toss them and try again. Sorry but you don't want exploding eggs in the incubator. or worse yet deformed chicks.
     

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