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Hatch-a-long starting 29th of November

Discussion in 'Quail' started by bfrancis, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. bfrancis

    bfrancis Songster

    Mar 30, 2010
    Okmulgee Co, Oklahoma
    It's a few days off, so you can start collecting your eggs now.

    I'm sending some coturnix eggs via an egg train to NW Missouri and am going to set eggs on the 29th. I want to do a "hatch-a-long" with him to compare hatch rates.

    My quail do not have an artificial light and are on the ground. Even though this isn't typical breeding season, thought it would be a good experiment to see what happens. Wanted to invite anyone else who wanted to play to join in. It would be interesting to see what kind of results are happening in the different parts of the country/world. Mailed vs. locally procured or even home grown.

    Talk about your type of incubator, temp and humidity, how you came by your eggs, if shipped how far they came from and was in the mail, and hatch rate success or even failures. There will be something to learn from everything and it will be fun!

    Hopefully looking for tons of pics and fuzzy-butts at the end.

    So, who's in? [​IMG]

  2. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Songster

    May 27, 2011
    Cocolalla Idaho
    I'm supposed to be getting some eggs after Thanksgiving but I don't know the exact date. If they arrive before the 29th I will join. I have 71 due the 5th of December.
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2011
  3. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Songster

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    My incubator is FULL!! [​IMG]

    Thanksgiving is only day 10...lol... But I'll watch along. [​IMG]
  4. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Songster

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    Aww man, just hatched some....might get in on this, wife is gonna flip

    Anyway. I will be using a hovabator 1620n still air converted to forced air via pc fan, hand turned. They will be my own eggs from my wild types outside with 6hours of artifical light given to they at dusk from white christmas lights. Will be running 99.5 and 50% till lockdown when i pump humidity to 70%-80%. I get about four eggs a day so we will see. Will post amount on the 29th.
  5. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Songster

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.

    Last I heard you have a crib to fill... [​IMG]

    Your safe, us enablers wont [​IMG] tell your wife...
  6. kmsek

    kmsek Songster

    Feb 3, 2011
    N Fla
    i will be getting and setting aprox 60 + courtnix eggs tomorrow I will set them in a home ade incubator (styrofoam cooler 40 watt bulb water heater thermostat computer fan (several models of this incubator in archives ) a few extra modifications ) will suscribe to this thread they should hatch 12-10-11 if i get set properly incubator running at 99deg w/ 42 % humidity.[​IMG]
  7. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

    Feb 6, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    All incubators are full..................to capacity and overload [​IMG]

  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    You do realize how much coturnix smell, right? I hope you have a brooder OUTSIDE and WELL AWAY from your house! [​IMG]
  9. mz.candiz

    mz.candiz In the Brooder

    Nov 18, 2011
    Oh I am excited to see pics when all of the cuties hatch!! [​IMG]
  10. chetrw

    chetrw In the Brooder

    Sep 13, 2011
    North Texas
    I'm in, that's the day I have planed to set the eggs we are collecting from our 1st generation of cots.

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