Any tips for hatching quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Thornflower_gal, May 20, 2019.

  1. Thornflower_gal

    Thornflower_gal Chirping

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    I have hatched chickens and ducks, but I've never hatched quail and was wondering if anyone has any advice to give? I know the basics for quail but I would love some tips! They are coturnix and I'll be setting the 29th.:)
     
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  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Incubate just like chickens eggs. They'll hatch in 14-16 days. And they hatch like popcorn. One minute there'll be nothing the next they'll be popping out everywhere.
     
  3. Thornflower_gal

    Thornflower_gal Chirping

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    Thanks for replying:D I'm really excited!
     
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    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Its crazy how fast the get out of the shell. You'll look and there will be nothing or maybe a couple pips. And 5 minutes later there are 10 or more out and dry running around.
     
  5. RUNuts

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    Afraid it is that easy. Just like chickens, only quicker. I've got quail and chickens due to pop this week. Set on different days to hatch about the same time.
     
  6. HuffleClaw

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    x2, except Coturnix take 17-18 days ;)
     
  7. Thornflower_gal

    Thornflower_gal Chirping

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    Thanks everyone
     
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  8. RUNuts

    RUNuts Free Ranging

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    Actually, I do have a tip. The normal flashlights won't see through most of the darker speckled quail eggs. The 1000 Lumen high powered hand torch is needed to see into the shells. Don't burn yourself. These get hot.

    Other option is not to candle. I'm good either way.
     
  9. Thornflower_gal

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    Thank you, I'll try to get one or see if I have a small and bright one. Looking forward to our hatch:)
     
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  10. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    One thing I can tell you is to have your coop/aviary already built for them, they grow so fast. Also have your brooder set up before they hatch. Good luck with your hatch. :jumpy
     

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