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Hatching quail eggs

Discussion in 'Quail' started by gavinandallison, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. gavinandallison

    gavinandallison Songster

    Jul 25, 2010
    Matthews, NC.
    I have a friend who is looking to hatch a number of quail for a customer. can anyone advise incubation temp, how long they take from placing in the incubator to lock down/hatch. how long before they feather out to go outside. This is for a commercial restaurant business so will be looking at a large number of eggs to hatch each time.
     

  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Quote:Hi,

    I am assuming you are talking about Coturnix quail?

    Incubator temp 99.5F in a circulated incubator, 101F in a still air incubator
    Humidity 50-60%

    Incubation 17 days, lockdown 3 days prior to hatch.

    Sexual maturity 6-8 weeks of age. In cold temps they should be 6 weeks before going outside.
     
  3. gavinandallison

    gavinandallison Songster

    Jul 25, 2010
    Matthews, NC.
    Yes I am, many thanks!!!! And what do you feed them on?
     
  4. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Gamebird starter 24-30%
     

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