Dry incubate?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Quail1994, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. Quail1994

    Quail1994 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi

    Can I dry incubate my coturnix quail eggs(keep them at a 20% humidity)for the first 14 days and then increase to 70% the last few days?

    Would it make any difference?

    Thanks.
     
  2. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would go with 35%
     
  3. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last year, incubating and the recommended 45 to 50% and then 65% to 70% during lockdown per the recommendations of the manufacturer resulted in a lot of "late dead in shell" chicks on Coturnix and buttons.

    This year, I went drier -- 35 to 40% during incuabtion 52 to 57% during lockdown, and they did a lot better -- no one died late in the shell, my non-hatchers were mostly just clear, no sign they ever did anything.
     

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