hatching quails problem for me

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  1. kinsley98

    kinsley98 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone i am new to this site. I have an incubator and in it i have 40 quail eggs. Is it ok if i turn the eggs on the first day? Because somewhere i saw that you have to let 3 days pass to start turning them and by mistake i turned them on day 1 and on day 2 shall i keep turning them ? Thanks
     
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    kinsley98 Out Of The Brooder

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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. I'm glad you decided to join our flock. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about quail (never had any), but they sure are cute little birds. TwoCrows, who raises quail, will probably be along soon to greet you and hopefully she can answer any questions you may have. Also, you can post on our quail section at https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/48/quail and take advantage of our quail experts there. You might also try posting on our Incubating and Hatching Eggs section at https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/5/incubating-hatching-eggs. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your quail hatch.
     
  4. CrazyChookz

    CrazyChookz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!
    Personally I don't know much about quails either, but good luck raising them.
    Merry Christmas!
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  5. dheltzel

    dheltzel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Welcome!
    Quail are among the easiest eggs to hatch. The "3 day" rule is just that they don't need to be turned, but it doesn't hurt and might even help. If the eggs were shipped, there is often a recommendation to keep them upright in a carton hoping the air cells re-attach. I have hatched shipped quail eggs without knowing that, and I believe the smaller eggs suffer less in shipping, so I don't think that is going to be an issue with yours.

    Let us know how the hatch turns out. Baby quail are so fun to watch.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    Sorry, I don't know anything about quail. But, good luck with the incubation and hatch!
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Good luck with your quail eggs!
     
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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  9. kinsley98

    kinsley98 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much guys for your help much appreciated :)
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC and Happy Holidays! Good luck with your hatch!
     

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