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Hatching Quail

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BobwhiteQuailLover, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. BobwhiteQuailLover

    BobwhiteQuailLover Country Girl[IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.

    Sep 25, 2010
    I am having a VERY special hatch soon!! And I need tips on hatching. What is a good incubator to use?
    Thanks!! [​IMG]
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 2, 2010
  2. Sumatra503

    Sumatra503 Kozy Orchard Farms

    Sep 24, 2010
    Pretty much any incubator is fine. As long as it holds the temp and humidity okay. I use a Huva Bator forced air.
  3. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    There are some old threads somewhere on this topic that are specific to game birds, especially quail. This is a topic where you need to consider information from people who have raised game birds specifically. There are differences in hatching quail eggs and chicken eggs. I haven't paid much attention to the specifics, but I know that there are some incubators that the experts over in quail land here will tell you to avoid for quail hatching.

    You pretty much can't go wrong with a Brinsea, as far as I know. However, they are pricey, especially if you want one of the larger ones. If you'll be doing large hatches then you DEFINITELY need a turner. If you are gone a lot during the day, you'll also need a turner. Quail eggs should be turned several times a day. Twice is really not enough from what I understand. I have a turner for my incubator but have too many eggs in to use it, so I am turning by hand. I'm aiming for 5-7 times a day (when I get up, mid morning, noonish, mid afternoon, early evening, late evening, bedtime) Since I often get up in mid-morning I might miss that first one.
  4. Sumatra503

    Sumatra503 Kozy Orchard Farms

    Sep 24, 2010
    I heve hatched Quail eggs in my Hova Bator.

    You should go into the Quail section and post this. I'm sure Quail Lady and the others will help you out.

    If your not in it with very many just buy a cheap Hova Bator. Turner and all should run you less than 150 if you shop right.

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