HELP with breeding Jap Quails

Discussion in 'Quail' started by melgalea, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. melgalea

    melgalea New Egg

    Oct 13, 2015
    Hi everyone,
    im new here (please be nice) [​IMG]
    i have a male and female jap pair of quails. and i am getting more females in the next few days.
    my questions are :
    the male mates with the female every so often, does that mean all of her eggs are fertile? or only the next one laid after the mating?
    i brought a Janoel 10 incubator off ebay, have done some research and found out the temperature reading is a bit crappy, so have gone and brought a good thermometer and hygrometer (spelling??) so i can keep an eye on temps and humidity,
    has anyone used this brand before?
    i guess i am after any advice on breeding and hatching . i have been researching like crazy but will always love some new advice.
    Many thanks
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hi, Mel, welcome to BYC. Birds have the ability to store sperm; therefore, one mating will result in fertile eggs for a minimum of two weeks - assuming that the male has a good sperm count.
  3. Sill

    Sill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2013
    Tempe, AZ
  4. Monkau

    Monkau Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 17, 2015
    Perth, Western Australia
    i have hatched 4 batches from the janoel 12. i just set it on 38 and haven't had a problem with the temperature.
    wrap a towel around the sides and it wont need to heat as much.
    humidity is an issue, i also find the fan very strong and the bubs that are right under it get stuck after pipping so when you set your eggs for lockdown try to set them in a spot with less direct airflow. for humidity I use some small jello cups with water under the tray, keep them about half full, then i put in an extra one and fill them all at lockdown.

    just make sure you have the lid on correctly and the hygro/thermometers arent propping the lid open too far

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