Chinese Quail - Hatching eggs in incubator?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ~goingcluckcrazy~, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. ~goingcluckcrazy~

    ~goingcluckcrazy~ Out Of The Brooder

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    Well my 2 chinese quail (1 male 1 female) , the hen has laid 3 eggs [​IMG] will she sit on them? or should I remove them and incubate them? And do they take 17-18 days? And what are peoples experience with raising them?
     
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Chinese Quail are Cbbq (Chinese Blue Breasted) quail to be more correct [​IMG] But if you leave the eggs in the cage, the hen may incubate them for you [​IMG]

    If you remove them and incubate them, incubation is 16 days. Information are in the stickies. I love them but that is my opinion.
     
  3. camchick

    camchick Out Of The Brooder

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    I just hatched some in a bator as chinese are useless at getting broody in my experience. Mine took 18 days to hatch and are now 4 days old. They are like bumblebees with legs!
     
  4. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Incubation is 16 days but if the temp is off it can take longer. 99.5 in circulated air and 100-101 in still air (Faranheight)

    Take off turner (stop turning) at 13 days (3 days before hatch)

    Humidity 50-60% throughout incubation and hatching.
     
  5. ~goingcluckcrazy~

    ~goingcluckcrazy~ Out Of The Brooder

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    I might try incubating theese ones. Need to adjust the turners as they fit chicken eggs not quail. Thank you!!
     

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