Have You Heard Of Egg Heat Treating? For Incubation

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jm93030, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. jm93030

    jm93030 Songster

    Jun 4, 2009
    there is this site whitehousequail.com
    where I found about heat treating the eggs

    Heat TreatmentAnother one of our quail raising techniques that sets us above the rest is called Heat Treatment.
    Heat treatment is a process which we can put eggs through to improve odds of hatching after they are shipped.
    The process is roughly:
    1. Bring the eggs to incubation temperatre
    2. Advance the embryos to a more hardy stage
    3. Bring down to below room temperature so they are trapped in this stage of development.

  2. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Songster

    Aug 5, 2010
    my house in maryland
    i'd read that on their site too but have NO clue about it.Hope someone knows more and responds.
  3. aprophet

    aprophet Songster

    Jan 12, 2010
    chesapeake Va.
    Almost sounds like deformities waiting to happen to me when I have been hatching/ incubating and my bator got cold then turned back on My hatch rate was not as good as when the bator stayed the same temp the whole hatch . For shipped quail eggs I have always ran 50-70% hatch rate anything over 50% on shipped eggs I am thankful for try shipped silkies or seramas sometimes LOL the closer they are shipped from the better the hatch rate!
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2011
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    It depends on when the eggs cool, if they are very early in development it will make them go dormant. There's a thread on this over in the incubating and hatching forum, someone was going to test it. I don't know how it turned out.

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