I am is desperate need of quail hatching advice!

Impress

Songster
8 Years
Jun 4, 2011
1,001
27
151
Gray, TN
So I jumped at the chance to toss some quail eggs in my incubator, the incubator was empty, I had four lonely Pekin Duck Eggs with plenty of room to spare, and what the hey, the guy was selling 4 dozen for $10. Many kinds is all he said.

So I get them home, put them in the incubator (minus the four that broke when I had to brake hard at a yellow light) and.....wait. These aren't chicken eggs. These are tiny. HOW LONG DO I INCUBATE THESE SUCKERS?

When should I lock these down? What in the heck kind of quail mixture could this be? Blue spots on some of them? I am so in over my head. Can anyone help me maybe identify some of these eggs or at least give me an inkling of when to lock down?

 

abluechipstock

Songster
11 Years
Jan 13, 2009
975
6
141
fort ashby, wv
They are coturnix quail eggs I think it's 18 days for them tohatch, mine took another day or two. They are tiny when they areborn so you need to brood them in a glass enclosure they can get their heads through a 1/2 in by 1/2 in mesh. Also water them from a small lid or a special quail waterer because they drown easily. Good luck
 

speedy2020

Songster
Jul 24, 2010
1,662
388
236
I have my hatched on 16 days. The 1st 14 days 40% humidity and the last few days 60% humidity. They are growth very fast. My only 7 days old and more than twice the size and half feather out.
 

Impress

Songster
8 Years
Jun 4, 2011
1,001
27
151
Gray, TN
Thank you, so sooner than I expected, that is for sure! I'll be sure to post pictures of the lot when they are all hatched out!
 

Mibotsu

Songster
8 Years
May 23, 2011
1,345
11
133
Balbriggan, Ireland
incubation is usually 16-18 days, mine always came out at 16. Best thing to do is get some marbles and put them in a chick waterer so they won't drown. they eat GBS not chick crumbles, they need the gamebird starter for the higher % protien. lockdown on day 14, pump humidyti to 60-75%.


other then that they are easy, i would keep them on paper towels for the first week in the brooder, then you can move them onto shavings, no cedar of course.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom