California Quail Egg / Incubation

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

  1. jmacyoung

    jmacyoung New Egg

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    I have some questions about quail incubation. Any advice / suggestions are very welcome.

    1) I just received a shipment of 100 quail eggs. I live in CA, the producer was on the East Coast, and it looks like there was 7 days of ship time. Should I be concerned my little pals were in transit too long?

    2) If the shipper sent the package on March 20th, when should I stop turning the eggs? Is it 18 days after the 20th, or 18 days after I received the eggs (the 27th) and put them in the incubator.

    Thanks!
     
  2. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I start the day I set the eggs, there is no day 0, 24 hours = 1 day should be 22-23 days for valleys eh? lockdown day @ day19-20
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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  4. DNAatWork

    DNAatWork Out Of The Brooder

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    I've always set me eggs down for one day before incubation. That would help them settle for a day. If you store them properly, they can be good for 10 days (Max), after that - the eggs may be to old.
     

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