Hatching quail questions

Discussion in 'Quail' started by mrspnut82, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. mrspnut82

    mrspnut82 In the Brooder

    Feb 10, 2015
    Hi everyone, first time poster here. Any help is appreciated. I've not had much success with this yet but I installed a fan this time around so I'm hoping it will help. I'm on day 17 of incubating quail eggs. I woke up to a few pipped eggs this morning but one pipped at the wrong end, it's a good size chip and it's still rocking and poking. Does it have a decent chance at making it?
    Also the humidity was at 80 on lockdown and it's now dropped to 65. Do I need to try and get it higher somehow or is this ok?
  2. Invision

    Invision Chirping

    Jul 24, 2014
    Washington, Kitsap County
    You should be ok with 65, Mine hatched at 55 to 70% without issues out of 36 eggs 29 hatched 3 stuck in the shell. I figured they were just not strong enough to get out... I also had to open it a few times to get the dried ones out because they were playing soccer with the other eggs... I did squirt the remaining eggs with water after opening though.
  3. mrspnut82

    mrspnut82 In the Brooder

    Feb 10, 2015
    Oh ya that's another thing. Last time a couple pipped ones were looking good and then a hatched chick started pushing them around and made the open side facing down so they never made it. :( I wasnt sure if I should have opened it and put them right side up again or if opening it would nake it worse for them.
  4. mrspnut82

    mrspnut82 In the Brooder

    Feb 10, 2015
    Been a few hours like this.
  5. taimon01

    taimon01 In the Brooder

    Feb 17, 2013
    what temp do you keep Japanese quail eggs at first time hatch
  6. JJSS89

    JJSS89 Songster

    May 14, 2014
    E Washington
    Same as chickens. If you're running a forced air go with 99.5-99.7

    If your incubator is still air go with 102 at the top of the eggs (temperature will be lower below the eggs, the idea is to average the heat at 99.5ish.

    To the OP: 80 is more than you really want anyway. 65 is a good lockdown number.

    Leave these eggs alone, they are right on schedule and if the one that pipped on the wrong end is still moving it sounds like it is getting air so just let him be. Trust me I know it is hard .

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