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How to hatch quail.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by horsechick, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. horsechick

    horsechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all,
    Can you guys give me the low down?

    Temp: 100
    Humidity: 60%
    Days? : 16-18?
    Stop turning (we have auto turner)
    at day 15?

    Thanks,
    Thinking of giving these a try.
    Angela
     
  2. jasonak

    jasonak Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi
    Depends on the quail,I hatched my bobwhites I think I was at 85 humidity.If you google hatching quail eggs youll find tons of info on times humidity etc.
    Good luck ! there alot of fun and really tiny [​IMG]
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  4. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I beleive today is day 17 on my quail with no hatches yet. I am waiting till monday because we had a few power outages. out of 24+ eggs there has to be 1 chick?
     
  5. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    I use the same parameters as chickens:
    Forced air - 99.5°F
    Still air - 101.5°F
    45-50% humidity until I stop turning (depends on species), then bump to 65-75%.
    Great hatches. More problems due to the PO scrambling eggs than anything else.

    Buttons and Coturnix stop at day 14, should hatch 16-17 days.
    Bobwhites, chukars, stop at day 20-21, should hatch 23-24 days. With the parameters above, my Bobwhites start pipping the morning of day 23, and usually all hatch at once on day 24.

    Good luck!~
     
  6. horsechick

    horsechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    THanks all for the info, don't know if I'm brave enough yet, haha.
    Also is it getting too cold to ship hatching eggs?
    With 30-40's at night I wondered how viable they will be at that temp?
    THanks,
    Angela
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:You would think so...I only had one live chick out of my button quail, and that was with 20 eggs!
     

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