Bob white quail eggs in Bator...when to stop turner?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jessika, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. Jessika

    Jessika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,

    Quail take 18 days to hatch? I put them in at 3 am (AM...yes...lol...I work nights) Tuesday morning (the 16th). These are bob white eggs.

    The bator is staying right at 100 F. I have the 1588 hova-bator with turner. I also have a 1602 hova-bator for hatching. When to switch bators is the main question.

    Anything else I need to know?

    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. Jessika

    Jessika Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Mrs MIA

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    [​IMG] Yes... Generally 23 days, so stop turning at 20-21 days (sometime on the 6th or 7th of Oct).
     
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  4. Jessika

    Jessika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK....Thank you!!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Jessika

    Jessika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you know when I should candle them?
     
  6. poultrylady

    poultrylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is almost impossible to candle quail eggs, they are to dark to see through:)
     
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Our Bobwhite egg shells are white and quite easy to see inside. You can candle them basically whenever, but I usually do mine on day 10.

    You can stop turning on day 20 - they take 23-24 days to hatch. Good luck.

    Jody
     
  8. Mrs MIA

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    [​IMG] That's what I do, too... the Bobwhites are the easiest to see into - pure white. I just hold the light over the top of them in the turner. Day 10, then just before putting them in the hatcher.

    [​IMG] good luck!
     

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