December hatch-along

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by generaldsherman, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    [​IMG] Once ya pop you cant stop. Fired up the bator yesterday. Set silkie eggs last night.....getting quail eggs today lol. Oh boy.
     
  2. codieshell

    codieshell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are quail eggs hard to hatch
     
  3. cocker

    cocker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No quail eggs are just as easy as chickens.
     
  4. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    Just as easy and half the time
     
  5. codieshell

    codieshell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long do they take to hatch n how soon can they live outside
     
  6. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    They go into lockdown on day 14 and generally hatch by day 18. They start laying themselves around 6-8 weeks of age (all this is coturnix quail. Ive never had any other kind). With this being winter Ill more than likely keep them inside until they reach adult size and then wean them to outside temps. There is a good sticky for this in the quail section. Hopefully I get a good hatch. I set 2 dozen [​IMG]
     
  7. Lilmissesmom

    Lilmissesmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is what I have read as well. I have taken extra special care of these Egg's as last hatch had big temp spike and overheated them so none hatched alive.
     
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  8. cocker

    cocker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bob white quail take 23 to 24 days. Also lay eggs at 6 weeks
     
  9. cocker

    cocker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Momma finally brought them off the nest at around 28 hours old. Enjoying first boild egg but there not to fond of it yet.
     
  10. Bug n Flock

    Bug n Flock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooh, Emu eggs! Post lots of pics, I hope to get into Ratites myself once I move out of the city.

    We go into lockdown tomorrow for the first hatch! Whoo excitedd!
     

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