button quail incubation

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ameraucanacrazy, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. ameraucanacrazy

    ameraucanacrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how long do i have to incubate button quail eggs
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    They can hatch anywhere from day 14 to day 18, and I've read on here of people's taking 21 days to hatch. If your temp and humidity is right (99.5 degrees forced air/101.5 degrees still air with 50% humidity for incubation and 65% for hatch), they should take 15-16 days.
     
  3. ameraucanacrazy

    ameraucanacrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when do i need to stop turning them
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Around day 12 or 13, it's not an exact science [​IMG] It won't hurt them if you stop turning them early.
     
  5. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd would stop turning them on day 13, because the little chicks need some time to get into the hatch position and also they need the extra humidity to break out of the shell easier.
     

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