How long should it take for 30 quail eggs to hatch?


12 Years
Dec 28, 2007
SW Ont, Canada
This is my first time incubating----First of all- they were supposed to be due tomorrow, but they started at 1 pm today. There are 12 out of 30 out--how long could it take for the rest of them? How long before I know if the rest are duds, and move the chicks to the brooder.

BTW, these are quail eggs, if that makes a difference.

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I had 2 or 3 on day 17, a huge hatch on day 18 and a few stragglers today on day 19. Todays chicks aren't quite as thrifty as the previous two days. Oh, I hatched 150 chicks in total.
Okay, that reassures me a bit, but now I'm worried about the humidity (no hygrometer), and chicken eggs due on the 20/21. should the humidity be ok?
Without knowing what the humidity was it would be hard to know. Mine stayed about 50 humidity wise for the duration. I got it up a bit during the last day as I didn't want sticky chicks. They all hatched well. Will know how my hen eggs do on Friday when they should hatch.

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