How long on Coturnix Quail eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CountryMom, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. CountryMom

    CountryMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When we visited a local breeder we picked up 50 coturnix quail eggs. I can't remember for the life of me if he said 21 to 23 days or less. He had several kinds and we talked about so many things. Anyhow, I thought someone on here could help me out before I have to go bug him again! And is the humidity similar to chicken eggs?

    Thanks!
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    16 days. Stop turning day 14 and wait.

    I have 19 in my bator out of 45 due to hatch in a couple days. [​IMG]
     
  3. CountryMom

    CountryMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Missy Prissy. I would have cooked them for sure waiting for 21 days! LOL

    How about himidity?
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Same as chickens. 40% then boost it for hatch.
     
  5. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    heard up to 18days. mine all hatched on day 17, but most pages will tell you 16-18 days
     
  6. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

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    My Coturnix eggs hatch on days 17 and 18

    I stop turning also on day 14
     
  7. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read somewhere during my research that Coturnix eggs need more humidity then chicken eggs? Is that true?

    jackie
     
  8. First To Hatch

    First To Hatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never heard of any hatching on day 16 mine hatched day 17-19 many pages will tell you 17-18
     
  9. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With any egg as small as a quail egg it is wise to give them a little more humidity than chickens. It might not be a proven fact but being that they are so small the eggs are losing moisture more rapidilly than a chicken or other large eggs.
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  10. First To Hatch

    First To Hatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My humidity was, 50-65% and from day 14 and on 70-90% and I had a 70% hatch rate.
     

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