Cooling period

Discussion in 'Quail' started by JaciChambers, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. JaciChambers

    JaciChambers Just Hatched

    Jun 24, 2016
    Reno Nv
    We are on our second hatch, and I have really been debating on whether or not to turn on the cooling period. I have read a ton that states you will have a better hatch rate, but has anyone tried it, and did you notice a difference? Our last batch started hatching on day 15 which seemed a little early to me, and we only got 16 birds out of 48 eggs!
  2. geniash

    geniash Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 12, 2016
    From what I've seen on these forums - most people opt out of it because the hatches are good even without it. I did my first hatch with daily 2 hours cooling and they hatched on day 19, 5 out of 12 (eggs from craigslist). Doing 2nd incubation without cooling right now, about a week left.

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