Dry hatch quail????

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  1. jwatts

    jwatts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am getting ready to do my first run of quail on my DIY wine fridge incubator. I am wodering what humidiity % levels the dry hatch method is? During a trial run on incubating i can get about 30-40% During the hatch part ( i use a different tray with sponges) i can get the humidity up to about 60-70%
     
  2. red golden

    red golden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck let us know how it works out.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Dry hatching quail requires very little water added to your incubator. What you are aiming to do is to humidify the ROOM temp where these eggs are going to be incubated so that the air circulating thru the bator is already saturated. You would only add tiny amounts of water to the incubator and let the outside air do the moisturizing.

    You will need to pay close attention to the weight loss of the growing embryos if you do a dry hatch. Monitor the air chamber development all the way to the end to make sure you are not losing too much moisture or not enough.

    Good luck!

    Edit to add: I had mistakenly said egg chamber and I had meant to say "air" chamber. LOL
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2013
  4. laseterlass

    laseterlass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So if you are in say LA. This is feasible. But at my house in Alaska in the winter with forced air heat. Not so much.
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    My area neither. 25% outside air humidity is a really humid day for this state year round! LOL
     
  6. red golden

    red golden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL here in north carolina you prob. could leave the incubator door open on the bator in the summer if you could keep the heat on 99.5 . Summers here are hummmiiiiddd.
     

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