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getting ready to set some Japanese quail eggs

Discussion in 'Quail' started by MissouriKid, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. MissouriKid

    MissouriKid Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm preparing to set up my incubator to set some quail eggs. Hopefully they will hatch out this year.
     
  2. chickenslave2

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    Is it your first time incubating quail eggs?
     
  3. MissouriKid

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    No I had 2 years of bad hatching from them. My chicken eggs all did great those 2 years.
     
  4. chickenslave2

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    Bad as in none of them hatched or just a few?
     
  5. MissouriKid

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    None bad
     
  6. chickenslave2

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    Oh, ok. Were they fertilized? One of my friends had some quail she that she tried to breed but they didn't hatch. She later found out they weren't fertilized.
     
  7. MissouriKid

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    Yes they are.
     
  8. chickenslave2

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    Hmm, well then I'm not sure what might have happened to them. Let's hope your future batches hatch.
     
  9. MissouriKid

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    I know I want to replace my stock with fresh this year.
     
  10. Finnisher

    Finnisher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Couple things to know:
    99.5 to 100 F
    Turn eggs 3-4 times/day
    Humidity 40-50% , lock down 60-70%
    Lock down day 14
    Hatch day 18

    Don't open the incubator during lockdown

    Float test > candle
     
    Last edited: May 3, 2016

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