Quote:hi quintinp, can u explain further about quail hatching. i just had a dismal result of my two hatches. i hv a DIY styrofoam incubator. first hatch - 9 out of 60 shipped eggs. was opening incubator to turn, 50% humidity for the first 14 days, 70% during lockdown. second hatch - 8 out of 100. turned eggs without opening incubator. tried dry hatch - had 35% hum during first 14 days, 70+ during lockdown. in both cases, they hatched during the 15th day and was over in 24 hours. during the second hatch, temp was erratic during lockdown, a couple of times shooting to 105 for some hours. i think i fried most eggs. i want to try my 3rd hatch, altho i told dh i will just hatch my own eggs. but if i made the big mistake of trying dry incubation, i'd like to try again, coz i re designed my incubator after the first and i want to test it correctly. your thoughts will be greatly appreciated.