hatching...

Discussion in 'Quail' started by thekid, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    When you go on lockdown do you remove the quail rails?
     
  2. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    yes
     
  3. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    No, just turn off the turner and you are fine.
     
  4. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    Lockdown should be 2-3 days before they are due to hatch. Most do 2 days.

    I usually lockdown on day 15 or 16 for Coturnix.
     
  5. navasima

    navasima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lockdown should be 2-3 days before they are due to hatch. Most do 2 days.



    The sticky said 4 days. [​IMG]
    ...and...if I set the evening of the 15th - is the 16th day 2?
    ...so which day is lockdown?
    ...can they brood with hamsters? - sorry - just wanted to see if y'all were paying attention! [​IMG]

    Truly - this is my first attempt, so I'm somewhere between anxious and apoplectic!
     
  6. bfrancis

    bfrancis Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:They dont get stuck in the rails or anything?
     
  8. bfrancis

    bfrancis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They dont get stuck in the rails or anything?

    I remove all my eggs from the turners and set them in a hatcher with my LG...never have tried to leave the eggs in the rails with a brinsea either, as active as the little guys are, I would be afraid of one getting stuck somewhere.

    Quail lady has definitely had tons more hatchings than I...so would also trust what she says. It might depend on the model of incubator you have though... [​IMG]
     
  9. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:They dont get stuck in the rails or anything?

    I remove all my eggs from the turners and set them in a hatcher with my LG...never have tried to leave the eggs in the rails with a brinsea either, as active as the little guys are, I would be afraid of one getting stuck somewhere.

    Quail lady has definitely had tons more hatchings than I...so would also trust what she says. It might depend on the model of incubator you have though... [​IMG]

    Brinsea 20 Eco with auto turn [​IMG]
     
  10. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    I have mixed thoughts on it too, on one hand it would stop the never ending egg soccer game that they seem to love to play after hatching, on the other hand my auto turner takes up most of my incubator so I dont know where the lil guys would go once they hatched.
     

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