Hatched quail, now what?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Little-Farmer, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. Little-Farmer

    Little-Farmer In the Brooder

    Jan 23, 2015
    I've read and read. The simple explanation is confusing me. I have a brood box ready at 100% under the heat lamp.

    Do I take him out now so he can get food and/or water or do I leave him in the incubator to dry???

    I've heard leave them in. And I've heard give them food and water right away. But how do I do both? Won't the water lid bring up the humidity on the other eggs and get too hot if I put it in the incubator with him and the other eggs???

    Thanks for any help!
  2. GAQuail

    GAQuail Songster

    Jun 21, 2012
    Bishop, Georgia
    Let him dry. He should be fine up to 24 hours.
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    They do not need water and food right away, so don't worry about that. Some people leave their hatchers in the incubator until hatch is over, others remove hatchlings to the brooder box. I feel it's a personal choice and you do what you are comfortable with. I hatch chickens, and I remove mine periodically during hatch. It works for me. Others aren't comfortable opening the bator mid hatch and wait, and that's fine too.

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