Incubating Button quail.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Fancy Feather Poultry, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    I am going to hatch button quail, I know the temperature, when
    to stop turning, the humidity, but I dont know how many times
    a day to rotate the eggs and what temperature I should set the
    brooder for. Please somebody explain, I am used to hatching
    chickens they are basicaly the same thing, but I just want to make
    sure im doing things right.
  2. ladybug4ut1

    ladybug4ut1 Songster

    Nov 13, 2007
    Central Florida
    when i hatched my quail. i turned them three times a day by hand. I hatched one out of 2. hope this helps
  3. Hi!
    Buttons hatch well here with the same care as chicken eggs --- turn 3 times a day for Day 1 thru 14, then stop turning and increase humidity during the last 2 days of incubation.
    (I think 16 days is right for Button Quail).

    I use the same brooder temps as for quail chicks (95 degrees and gradually decreasing).

    Good luck with your Buttons, they're darling little birds.

    Merry Christmas!

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