Hatching Quail Egg Question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cherndon712, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2008
    WY
    The wire in my bator seems way to big (got button quail eggs).
    Can I put a towel under them so when they hatch they don't hurt themselves?
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2008
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Get some of the rubbery shelf liner (kind of foamy and has holes) and put that under them.
     
  3. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I second the rubber shelf stuff I had a problem with a couple of my button quail when I put paper towels down. They were getting spradle legs. Then one fell in between the wire and the side of the bator and I didn't see it for about 30 minutes because it was under the paper towel. So I used a baby burp cloth in the brooder and the chicks were able to get their footing and the spradle leg corrected it's self. They are about the size of a bumble bee when born and soooooo cute! I just sold my last 4 this weekend. Good Luck on yours
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2008
  4. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Oh then the day I sold them two of them laid a egg. So I popped one in the bator but the second one was broken,
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2008
  5. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2008
    WY
    I've heard they can lay around 6 weeks...That's so YOUNG!! I'm going to use a paper towel until I can get to WalMart for some shelf liner. Will a paper towel mess with the humidity?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by