In the Brooder
- Oct 5, 2014
I didn't know if I should post this here or in the incubating and hatching forum let me know if I should switch. Any how here goes. Any how my father is the one with the bird farm and My wife, kids and I got 3 bob whites and raised them all summer. (We are Rookies !) All the sudden the quail started to lay eggs so after a week we thought what the heck and picked up about 28 eggs from the quail (couple were cracked to begin with) and started to incubate them. After about 10 days I candled them and about 16 were fertile. So now comes the questions at what point do I stop rotating the eggs ? Monday will be day 21. Next question is we will be gone most of the day they are suppose to hatch. Will that be an issue if we are not there to see them hatch. Then when they get to the brooder stage at what temp should I keep the brooder ? I am planning on using a lamp do you use a regular bulb or a heat lamp bulb and what watt.? Last question is during the winter we keep all of our birds in insulated building because we are in MN. At what age in weeks do you think they will be fine to go in the pen with the other quail. Thanks in advance !