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hatching qual eggs HELP!!!!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jinnjinn123, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. jinnjinn123

    jinnjinn123 Out Of The Brooder

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    what did you do to have successful hatches I have problems hatching quail eggs they hardly have a have a hatch rate what am I doing wrong,I keep them in the incubator and the egg turner temp is 99.8 I got water in the slots where the water goes. and the three that hatched died and I had none hatch yet out of 33 eggs is it that I bought them from ebay?
     
  2. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Are you monitoring humidity? The first 14 days humidity should be kept between 40-55%. After day 14 stop turning the eggs and raise humidity to 60-70%. You measure humidity with a hygrometer, which you can buy at most garden stores or on Amazon.
     
  3. dart1978

    dart1978 New Egg

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    I have 80 n the bater now on day on day 9 just candled the eggs I can c them I've tried to keep my humidity at 50% so for so good
     
  4. mporche

    mporche Out Of The Brooder

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    I am in South Louisiana and our humidity is off the charts here so I don't worry about it.My sportsman 1502 normally stays around 35% for the entire process until lockdown.At lockdown I raise the humidity to 65% for the hatch.Imo it is more important for your humidity to be correct during lockdown.
     

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