Bobs due to hatch 3/30, this Friday

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

  1. QChickieMama

    QChickieMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2011
    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

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    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.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2012

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