Baby Pictures (Coturnix Quail)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Valeriemichelle, May 17, 2010.

  1. Valeriemichelle

    Valeriemichelle Out Of The Brooder

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    So, I built my own incubator and bought 9 eggs quail eggs. Heres what I got out of it! [​IMG]



    9 BABYS!!!
    They LOVE their little bed I put in their box. [​IMG] I made it out of a old pajama pant leg.
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    Their the cutest little things.
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    Heres the incubator I made. Its just a little cheap one. [​IMG] But it works!

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    Last edited: May 17, 2010
  2. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    [​IMG] I love that second picture!
     
  3. stumble_n_mumble

    stumble_n_mumble Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    what are the specs of your incubator? id love to build one just like that [​IMG]
     
  4. Shellepup

    Shellepup Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh, they're so cute! Congrats, and good job! (I've got my first batch of eggs in my own homemade incubator right now, and I'm a nervous wreck!)
     
  5. Valeriemichelle

    Valeriemichelle Out Of The Brooder

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    All I used to made that was a cooler that I cut 2 holes in the top and put plexiglass over so I could see in the incubator, a light hooked up to a hot water heater thermostat, and a PC fan. I just put a small towel in the bottom instead of using hardware cloth, which saved me a bunch of money. I cut 4 holes in the cooler for fresh air. (2 in the front, 2 in the back) about the size of a quarter. I filled the two jars with warm water to hold the heat. and i just put a few wet rags/sponges for humidity. It was REALLY simple. I had most of the stuff so it only costed me about $10 for the thermostat. [​IMG]

    The light that was hung from the top has a little cage around it with a jar lid under the light bulb so the light wouldn't be directly on the eggs.

    Any more questions about it I would be happy to answer. [​IMG]
     
  6. Valeriemichelle

    Valeriemichelle Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I was a nervous wreck too. I got my eggs in the mail so I was kinda thinking they weren't going to hatch.
    I was REALLY surprised when they all did. [​IMG]

    & good luck with your eggs! [​IMG]
     
  7. Dingo

    Dingo Chillin' With My Peeps

    that design seems to be a popular one, glad to hear that it works too cause I made one similar for the emu eggs. Congrats on your hatch they sure are cute.
     

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