FIRST ATTEMPT at BREADIN coturnix....LOTS OF QUESTIONS!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by glewis121, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. glewis121

    glewis121 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So i just finished my first chicken hat and got 4 out of 6... 1 other died while piping and the other died when his egg was crushed by a chick who had already hatched!

    So now on to my coturnix.

    I am going to be putting the eggs in tomorrow about 40 of them.

    First of all, what should the humidity be at for days 1-14?

    What should the humidity be for lock down days 15-18?

    What do you feed newly hatched quail? Can they be fed chicken starter?

    Any other general suggestions?


    The eggs will be in an automatic turner. My incubator is a hovabator with fan.
     
  2. Paganbird

    Paganbird CrescentWood Farm

    Apr 25, 2009
    Western Pa
    I hatched my cortunix, buttons, and chicken eggs all at the same time. I just kept the humidity/temp the same as I would for hatching chickens. Of course, the cortunix hatched earlier than the chickens (day 16, I think it was) but, other than that, I kept everything the same. Hatched 15/15 cortunix. 9 out of 10 buttons hatched.
    Just do what you would do for chickens, but stop turning around day 13 or 14.

    edited to add: I fed them chick starter. They did fine. The only other advice... get a brooder with a screen top - they can jump high and they learn to fly rather quickly.
     
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  3. glewis121

    glewis121 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the advice they will go in the bator tomorrow night once the bator is cleaned from the chicken hatch...im already addicted!
     
  4. Paganbird

    Paganbird CrescentWood Farm

    Apr 25, 2009
    Western Pa
    Good Luck!
     

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