Attention anyone who has succesfully hatched bobwhite eggs!!! UPDATED!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hobbychick, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. hobbychick

    hobbychick Songster

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    Hi, I am getting ready to put in my first batch of bobwhite eggs. I have hatched many chicken eggs this year in my bator and thought I would try some quail. I have my eggs sitting ready to go and my bator is steady. I am putting them in, in the morning. Does anyone have any helpful hints? Also do you candle them like you do your chicken eggs? They are so small. I have quail egg turners and I have my temp at 100 and humidity at 60. I want to have a successful hatch so any advice would be great!!!

    Thanks!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2009
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

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    They take 23-24 days. I usually candle on day 7 or 10 to pull out any quitters. Move them to the hatcher on day 20 and don't open it until they are done hatching. They start slow, but once they get going they hatch like popcorn. Very cool! Have fun and good luck.
     
  3. hobbychick

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    Are they as easy to hatch as chicken eggs?
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

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    Yes, as long as you don't disrupt them during the hatch they hatch really easy.
     
  5. hobbychick

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    Great. Hopefully this will go well.!!! [​IMG] I am very excited. They bad thing is they take longer then chicken eggs and it seems like those take forever!![​IMG]
     
  6. FlashPointFarm

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    I have some hatching today. Today is day 23, they started pipping last night. I had the humidity between 45-50 for incubation and 60 for the hatch.

    They are so darn cute!
     
  7. hobbychick

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    Congrats!!!!![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    the babies are more fragile than chickens, some time a few die for no apparent reason, sad but be prepared that it might happen.
     
  9. hobbychick

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    I have 95 eggs and I will be happy with a 50% hatch, hopefully more though!!
     
  10. hobbychick

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    My eggs are hatching today!!! [​IMG]

    I have one baby so far and alot of pips!!!!

    Can anyone tell me if I can feed them regular chick feed, or if I need game bird chick starter?

    Thanks.

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