Californian quail incubation help and advice,

Discussion in 'Quail' started by major, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. major

    major Out Of The Brooder

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    I just put some Californian quail eggs in the incubator, Iv had a look on-line for time/temp/humidity do I just treat these eggs like normal Quail Eggs

    Time for incubation: 23 days
    Temp: 99.5f
    Humidity: dry for 19 days then 65%

    Is this right? Or am I way off ? If you could add any thing to help this hatch go well then please do,
     
  2. TwoCrows

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

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    California quail eggs are incubated just as Bobwhite quail are....99.5 degrees for 23 days. I have never dry hatched before, being that the humidity level of the air here in NM is quite dry. If you live in a humid area, than a dry hatch will do well. If not, then I would recommend humidity of 55% to 60% during incubation.

    At day 20, eggs are stopped turning and the humidity is upped by 10%.
     
  3. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know about Californians in particular but I've noticed if I don't keep the humidity for my quails at about 30-40 during incubation the eggs get too dry.
     
  4. major

    major Out Of The Brooder

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    I just had a look and it 30% so I will put some water in if i remember from last time the humidity was around 45% then i up'd it to 50%-60% in the last 3 days

    I only have 7 California's Eggs so Could I put some A&M Eggs in there at day 5 so then all the eggs will hatch 18days latter?
     
  5. Sister Mary Michael

    Sister Mary Michael Out Of The Brooder

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    I hatched a brood last year (first time) had the temp at 102 and humidity above 40%. We put 18 eggs in thinking we'd be lucky to get one or two. 13 hatched! Good luck with yours, let us know.
     
  6. major

    major Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a forced air incubator (octagon 20) am I better to bring the temp up to 102 then? I have it sat at 99.5 at the moment.
     

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