Incubating and raising quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Nathanya, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Nathanya

    Nathanya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just ordered some courtonix quail eggs and I need any advice in raising them. Does anybody know about how to incubate quail eggs and i want to incubate my chicken eggs at the same time with them? Also if anybody has a incubator and egg turner for sale please let me know i have been looking so hard to find the right one!!!!
     
  2. Bigdtc

    Bigdtc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check out the quail information sticky.. I learned a lot there as some members here did a great job of putting the most important issues together in one place.
    The basics are 16-17 days to hatch. Keep incubator temperature between 99.5 and 101 degrees. Humidity should be at least 35% until they are a couple of days from hatching.then it should be increased to around 60%. This helps with hatching..
    Have a brooder "pen" set up for them and put them there 12-24 hours after they hatch. They should be dry and mobile before moving them to the brooder.. Be patient.
     
  3. Nathanya

    Nathanya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks I will have to check that out
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    99.5 to 100 degrees for forced air incubators and 100 to 101 degrees for still air incubators. Humidity of 45% to 50% during incubation and 10% higher at lock down. Keep the incubator closed after lock down, 3 days before hatch time. Put down paper towels for the first few days and sprinkle food around so they can find food. Quail are small, so use a quail chick water font or put marbles in the dish so they don't drown. Good luck with your hatch!
     
  5. Nathanya

    Nathanya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I hope that the quail have a successful hatch.
     
  6. Nathanya

    Nathanya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks
     

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