Humidity Question

Discussion in 'Quail' started by sixshooter60, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. sixshooter60

    sixshooter60 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2011
    Stuart Oklahoma
    I am about to atempt to hatch some Corturnix eggs. Is the humidity about the same as chickens from start to finish..I know there is alot of people on here and some have lots of experience with quail and im sure everyone has a different answer but maybe i can get a general idea ... thanks
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

    Feb 6, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    I recommend 50-60% humidity. The humidity should be slightly higher around hatch though (65%)
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    The humidity should be about the same as you'd do for chicken eggs. I try to avoid giving 'numbers' because everyone's experiences are different. If I tried hatching them at 50-60% I'd have a lot of problems. My incubator doesn't get any water and I often forget to move the eggs to the hatcher. Most of the time, my chicks hatch out with 25-35% humidity from start to finish.
  4. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    Quote:X2 for coturnix only hatches!

    You can get by on less, but not everyone hatches quail with chickens and every galiforme known to man in the same bator/hatcher. [​IMG]

    Just stand the coturnix eggs up, pointy end down in egg cartons for hatching, and you should have no problem with high humidity (It is your friend). Just use water surface area within your bator to increase the internal humidity. Pull all them stoppers out of the air holes in the bator because the little suckers like to breathe! It's a two-feer.
    Highest humidity+max air exchange!

    One kinda has to work to prefect it. [​IMG]
  5. sixshooter60

    sixshooter60 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2011
    Stuart Oklahoma
    thanks everyone for the info i will try at around 50% till lockdown and see how it goes

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