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first time setting quail eggs

Discussion in 'Quail' started by empire, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. empire

    empire New Egg

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    today i set 46 coturnix quail eggs in my reptipro 6000 incubator. i put 16 in the auto turner and have another 30 in trays that i made from egg cartons. i bought these eggs from a local guy and picked them up today.
    i took 2 days getting the reptipro 6000 to the right temp, and bought 3 thermometers and 2 hygrometers to finally get it where i wanted. the incubator is set to 102 degrees, and i got a consistant 100 degrees from my water jar that was set in there to help me calibrate my unit. there is about a degree difference between the top shelf to the bottom shelf, so i plan to swap egg trays every day, to make it more even.
    has anyone else incubated quail eggs in a 6000, and if so, did you have any issues?
     
  2. danpv

    danpv Out Of The Brooder

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    Resurrecting your thread, how did the incubator do? I'm considering the same model for quail and would appreciate your input. TIA.
     
  3. empire

    empire New Egg

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    the incubator works very well, it holds a constant temp pretty well. this summer i wil be hatching out a few hundred honey bee queen using this incubator, which is the original reason why i bought it.
     

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