First time hatching quail. Have a question about hatching...

Discussion in 'Quail' started by acid_chipmunk, May 7, 2011.

  1. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    My FIL wanted bobwhite quail, so we are hatching them for him since we have the incubator. When we hatch our chicken eggs, we hatch in egg cartons. Does anyone hatch in carton for quail, or do you just lay them on their sides and let them go?


    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. Riffecreek

    Riffecreek Chukar Junky

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    Quote:I hatch them in the paper flats that everyone uses to ship in.... standing up
     
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  3. Axle Quails

    Axle Quails Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I Just lay mine down on trays

    And i have 11 out of 12 hatch
     
  4. Little_Bigfoot

    Little_Bigfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    automatic egg turner... the best twenty bucks i ever spent.
     
  5. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    Quote:I have the turners, asking about hatching. We don't hatch anything in the tuners.
     
  6. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    Quote:I hatch them in the paper flats that everyone uses to ship in.... standing up

    Thanks! That's what we will do!
     
  7. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I hatch them in the paper flats that everyone uses to ship in.... standing up

    AMEN.. ITS THE ONLY WAY TO HATCH EGGS!
     
  8. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Dat's a bargain!
     
  9. MobyQuail

    MobyQuail c. giganticus

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    Quote:I hatch them in the paper flats that everyone uses to ship in.... standing up

    AMEN.. ITS THE ONLY WAY TO HATCH EGGS!

    I am a humble disciple (2nd degree "green" belt) of #1 the dry incubation method and #2 the egg carton style of hatching.
     
  10. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    I have an excellent success keeping humidity at 50-60% and leaving the eggs in the turner at hatch (unplugged). The same would be if you left them in the cartons [​IMG]
     

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