How to incubate

Discussion in 'Quail' started by TopRooster, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. TopRooster

    TopRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to start incubating some coturnix quail eggs and I have heard of people having amazing hatching percentages and I would like to know what temp and humidity to use to get the best hatch rate I can get
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    When I did cortunix I did just the same as I would for chicken eggs. 99.5F temp and started off at 45% for humidity to start with. When I candled at day 5 I adjusted the humidity depending on how the air cell had grown. Humidity really does depend on your home the ambient humidity and your incubator. What works for me in my environment may not work for you.

    Please do check out this fab article ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-quail-eggs-and-brooding-quail-chicks

    Good luck with your eggs :fl
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2016
  3. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    X2, similar to chicken eggs except they take 18 days to hatch and lockdown at day 15.
     
  4. TopRooster

    TopRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I thought just making sure
     
  5. jumbocoturnix

    jumbocoturnix Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    Can you please elaborate more on the air cell in relationship to humidity?
     

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