In the Brooder
- Mar 22, 2018
I am incubating quail for the first time. I had 58 eggs in a forced air incubator with my chicken eggs. On day 13 I moved the quail eggs to a still air incubator for the lock down. I did have one temp spike when I accidentally moved the knob; it went up to 104. Its day 20 and none have hatched so I decided to open a hand full of eggs to see what was going on. 3 were never fertile and 4 had developed to the point where all that was needed was for the yolk to go up inside the baby, but they were dead. I am afraid I've probably lost all the quail. I'm not sure If the spike killed them or the fact that I moved them from a forced air to a still air incubator. I kept the temp at 99.5-100.00 and humidity at 40-45 for the first 13 days, then bumped the temp to 101 and humidity to 60-65. ANY AND ALL COMMENTS AND TIPS WOULD BE DEEPLY APPRECIATED. I HAVE 100 MORE EGGS THAT WILL BE HERE IN THE NEXT DAY OR SO.