Help Please!!Quail hatching eggs

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Soonerguy33, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. Soonerguy33

    Soonerguy33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to be incubating 30 Quail eggs...What should be temp and humidity range for little giant incubator with fan? When should i remove them from turner..etc..thanks
     
  2. canter6

    canter6 Cooped up

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    Quote:What species quail are we talking about?
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Temp and humidity would be the same regardless of species. But we can't tell you when to move them if we don't know what they are [​IMG]

    The temp of an incubator with a fan should be as close to 100 as you can get. 99.5 is the recommendation, but 100 is close enough. Just be sure that you have a good hygrometer/thermometer and that you have calibrated it to make sure it's accurate.

    Humidity should be about 45-55% during incubation, then up to 65% for the hatch.

    Gamebirds seem to hatch better if the temp of the hatcher is 1 degree lower than the temp of the incubator. They will still hatch, but they seem to pop out faster.

    If the eggs are buttons:

    14-16 days to hatch
    stop turning day 13

    If the eggs are coturnix:

    15-18 days to hatch
    stop turning day 13

    If the eggs are bobwhites:

    21-24 days to hatch
    stop turning day 20.

    I don't know on other types, I'm sure someone will come along. Please tell us what you are hatching!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Soonerguy33

    Soonerguy33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you....They are cortunix eggs...The incubator is little giant still air but has a fan on it!
     

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