Humidity for incubating Bobwhites?

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  1. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What should the humidity be f.or incubating Bobs? And what should it be during lock
    down??

    Thanks!!
     
  2. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I go 40 & 60 for lockdown.
     
  3. WFF

    WFF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put my bobwhites in with my fertile chicken eggs and about 80% of them hatched. I received the bobwhites with a hovabator I bought and couldn't let them go to waste. I don't know what I'm going to do with them but the are cute and tiny. As a side note 4 of my lavender orps from bargain hatched but 2 died shortly after. Now I'm up to 3 lavender orp chicks (1 from D&S and 2 from bargain).
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    I like to go with a humidity for Bobs at 60% during incubation and 70% at lock down. I have very good hatch rates with these numbers. Good luck!
     
  5. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I don't know how many hatched from Bargain. I have maybe 7. I know 2 blue orps and the rest are lavender. I had to help 2 out of the egg and I don't know if they are going to make it or not. I will try to get a camera and get pics.

    JJ sent me 30 Butler Bob eggs and I will set them in the morning. I was going to get another 2 dozen but missed out on the auction.
     

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