humidity for quail eggs should be ??

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Daniel_2kaii9, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. Daniel_2kaii9

    Daniel_2kaii9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey, im going to incubate some quail eggs but what humidity do thay need ??

    thanks

    ~Daniel~
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I've been doing mine with humidity in the incubator around 35-45%, they seem to do well like that. Hatch time the humidity goes up to about 50%, but more won't hurt.
     
  3. apc

    apc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a cabinet incubator and run mine at the start 55-60 and then for hatching around 70. Ive had 90-100% hatch rates with my eggs [​IMG]
     
  4. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

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    Quote:I do it the same way for the most part... 40-55% to start then 65-70 during hatch.
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I usually run mine high like that, but everything is sticky this year for some reason. The drier settings have made mine hatch better. You just have to play with it till you figure it out, but at least 50% for hatching is almost a must....though some of mine have hatched in the incubator @ 35-40% [​IMG]
     
  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I do it the same way for the most part... 40-55% to start then 65-70 during hatch.

    ME 3! BUT I HATCH IN VERY HIGH HUMIDITY (75%+) AND SET MY EGGS UPRIGHT FOR LOCKDOWN... AVERAGING 97+% DOING THIS.
     

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