First Time at Quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by segnenlea, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. segnenlea

    segnenlea Out Of The Brooder

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    I decided to try my hand at quail and on June 7th, I put 20 bob white eggs in my 'bator. Today is June 30th and I have 16 eggs that are viable. I thought they were supposed to start hatching yesterday but my dad tells me that it's no big deal. Could you tell me how many days it normally takes for them to hatch? And any other advice would be greatly appreciated. Right now I only have orpington buffs and australorps.

    Christi
     
  2. TwoCrows

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

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    Bobwhites should hatch around the 23rd day after incubation starts. You should have had some starting to hatch by now or atleast start to see some jiggle in the egg. The temp in the incubator should have been around 99.6, humidity around 60%. Stopping egg turning on the 20th day.
     
  3. segnenlea

    segnenlea Out Of The Brooder

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    cool I've had my temp at 99.5 and my humidity has stayed between 60/61 percent. I will have to just keep sitting on my hands then. lol Thanks~

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