coturnix incubation questions

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  1. Chickhick

    Chickhick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What relative humidity % do I need for incubating coturnix quail eggs?
    What is the ideal temperature for incubation and hatching?
    What day do I move to hatcher and lock down?
    What humidity % do I need for hatching?
    Do the coturnix quail eggs need to lose 13% of their weight over the course of the incubation like chicken eggs do?

    I have 56 coturnix eggs for a first time quail hatching from Lake Cumberland Gamebirds that came today (Jumbo Browns and Jumbo whites,) and another 2 dozen assorted from Robo's auction that should be here anytime now! [​IMG]

    Thanks!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. Chickhick

    Chickhick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, should I let them sit at room temperature overnight before setting them in the incubator? I just got them tonight and they are rather cold from traveling in the truck all day in this weather.
     
  3. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    Let them sit for 12 hours. The temp should be 99.5* for forced air and 100.5* for still air. The humidity for the first 14 days should be somewhere around 45%, at lockdown bump it up to 60%+
     
  4. Chickhick

    Chickhick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Robo, thank you so much! Exactly what I needed to know! [​IMG]
     
  5. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    Your eggs from me will be there tomorrow or Saturday. Sorry it is taking a day longer than expected. I tried to ship on Tuesday, but it didn't recognize it until Wedsday.[​IMG]
     
  6. Chickhick

    Chickhick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] No worries, Robo... I'm just so excited about them that I don't even mind! [​IMG]

    I can't wait to see the colors that I get, and snce they hatch so fast I won't have to wait long. [​IMG]
     
  7. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    I have a batch of 60 going and they all seem to be doing good. I sent you a few weird colored eggs so you could see what comes out. If I am not mistaken I think I sent you a white egg.[​IMG]
     
  8. Chickhick

    Chickhick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Berlena

    Berlena Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:You sent me a white egg too. [​IMG] I actually tried candling it yesterday at day 6 and could see veins in there! My kids and I were so excited! [​IMG]
     
  10. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
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    Yay! A quail hatching buddy! [​IMG] My first set is due Feb 13th! woo!
     

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