DIY incubator with Heat mat and Lightbulb

Farida

Hatching
Jun 6, 2020
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So I received 6 fertilized quail eggs today and I’m incubating them in a make-shift incubator. I’ve never done this before so I don’t know why I’ve chosen to make a DIY incubator but anyway! At the bottom is a reptile heating pad which heats up to 37 degrees, the eggs are still in their little plastic container with the top cut off, surrounded by bits of cotton wool. I’ve covered them with a plastic sheet with holes poked through to hopefully keep air circulation going- as can be seen in the photos the 2 sides of this “incubator” are open to allow air as well. I have a thermometer and hygrometer. Towards the top of the egg this measures 35.8c and 53% humidity. I put a lamp over the top because I noticed the top was a couple degrees colder than the bottom before.

I’m so anxious, is this a terrible terrible idea or is there a possibility a baby quail chick will hatch from this? Is the air circulation okay, I’m not suffocating them?

Thank you so much for any replies in advance!
 

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sophiafur

Chirping
May 22, 2020
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So I received 6 fertilized quail eggs today and I’m incubating them in a make-shift incubator. I’ve never done this before so I don’t know why I’ve chosen to make a DIY incubator but anyway! At the bottom is a reptile heating pad which heats up to 37 degrees, the eggs are still in their little plastic container with the top cut off, surrounded by bits of cotton wool. I’ve covered them with a plastic sheet with holes poked through to hopefully keep air circulation going- as can be seen in the photos the 2 sides of this “incubator” are open to allow air as well. I have a thermometer and hygrometer. Towards the top of the egg this measures 35.8c and 53% humidity. I put a lamp over the top because I noticed the top was a couple degrees colder than the bottom before.

I’m so anxious, is this a terrible terrible idea or is there a possibility a baby quail chick will hatch from this? Is the air circulation okay, I’m not suffocating them?

Thank you so much for any replies in advance!
We made a DIY incubator and it hatched them fine ours was a carboard boc with insulation ana a bulb with water bowls!
 

Kiraeh

Songster
Jun 8, 2020
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PEI Canada
Tbh I don't know anything about quails, do they need extra humidity at lockdown? Though if you're able to get it that high already it might be pretty doable to raise it another ten.
I was worried about hatching chicks having enough space to break out of the egg and stand up but on second look at your setup there is more space above and around than I thought.
 

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