Highest temperature for incubating?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by magic21696, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. magic21696

    magic21696 Out Of The Brooder

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    What is the highest temperature that coturnix eggs can be to survive because my incubator temp went up to about 102.5 will they be ok?
     
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  2. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    still air or fan I understand that quail need hotter then chicken anyway you will probably be alright.
     
  3. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had them get up to 105 and still have a 90 percent hatch. You'll be fine for sure.
     
  4. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    105 and higher starts killing embryos so you are fine.
     
  5. magic21696

    magic21696 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guys and its a forced fan
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Quail during incubation take the same temps as most other 'poultry'. The higher temps are needed in the brooder, at least 95* the first week. Most mine seem to like it better if the brooder is closer to 100* the first few days, it keeps them from piling on each other.
     
  7. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Quote:Quail during incubation take the same temps as most other 'poultry'. The higher temps are needed in the brooder, at least 95* the first week. Most mine seem to like it better if the brooder is closer to 100* the first few days, it keeps them from piling on each other.

    Glad to find that I've been giving a good temp in my inexperienced quail keeping! They seemed happy at 100 the first few days, so that's what they have been getting!
     
  8. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I always incubated my button eggs at 101-102
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy :

    I always incubated my button eggs at 101-102

    That's fine for a still air incubator, but a forced air (with fan) should be kept around 99.5-100 degrees. You should actually lower the temp 1 degree when they go into lockdown, they seem to hatch easier that way [​IMG]
     
  10. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Mine is a forced air, I always have great hatches. [​IMG]
     

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