Bobs due to hatch 3/30, this Friday

Discussion in 'Quail' started by QChickieMama, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. QChickieMama

    QChickieMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For turning off egg turner and lockdown, is that today (Tues) or tomorrow (Wed)?

    And, I'm planning to be away Th-Sat. How long can the chicks be in the incubator before being moved to the brooder? I wish I knew someone nearby who could watch them for me. If the due date is Friday, am I right to assume that some will hatch Sat and some on Sun? That's how my previous cot batches went, but I realize bobs are different.

    Suggestions? I don't think the incubator would enjoy a bouncy drive down the road if I took them with. Ha.
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    You lock down on day 20. The bobs will hatch around day 23, give or take a day or so. You can leave them in there for about 24 hours, however bobs need to eat and drink fairly quickly. Use your own discretion.
     
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