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I was told 80% for bobwhite quail eggs????????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by quintinp, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 120 quail eggs from someone that is in the quail hatching business, and he said 80% the first 20 days, and 90% the last 3????
     
  2. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I dry-hatch chicken eggs. I know i cant do 30% on some quail eggs, but I dont want to drown my quail chicks either.
     
  3. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks I have never hatched quail before. I am a little worried, I paid $30.00 for 120 eggs. That's a lot of money to me, I ate 2 of the 120 eggs, and considered that to be the most expensive eggs i have ever eaten, I paid 25 cent an egg.
     
  4. calgal98

    calgal98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I did my coturnix the same as chickens. Not positive about the bob-white, but 80/90 seems way too high. I had very successful hatches with 50%/55-60
     
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  6. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah in my Rcom incubator it is 50% when I incubate chicken eggs, and have only gotten 2 out of 6 eggs, 1 the first hatch, 2 were infertile, and 1 the second hatch 1 was infertile, and 1 was a quitter. I think it was the humidity for the quitter, i usually dont get too many of those quitters. Like I said I do about 20-30% for chickens, and get GREAT results. But I think I will try to do 50% the first 20 days and 80% the last 3.
     

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