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Incubating Quail eggs-tips please

Discussion in 'Quail' started by mmizell, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. mmizell

    mmizell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any tips on Incubating Quail eggs, would be great..
    Thanks! Melinda
     
  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Totally depends on the breed of quail.
     
  3. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    They're just like chicken eggs, except the temp should be about 1 degree higher. What kind are they? Depending on type they can take 16-23 days to hatch.
     
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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  5. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Hmmm...interesting...I've always read that the temps should be a little higher. Oh well, there are discrepancies in everything!
     
  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    I hatched my coturnix at 99.5 F (same temp whole time...may have raised to 100 but that was only for a few moments before i noticed it and lowered it). I watched those batches (2) like a hawk.

    The hatch was great for shipped eggs, and my chicks are now almost 11 weeks old. The humidity I kept in the lower 40s, then raised to the 60s the day I stopped turning them. [​IMG]

    Everyone has their own ways that worked for them though! [​IMG]
     
  7. Ole Bubba

    Ole Bubba Out Of The Brooder

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  8. PurpleChicken

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    Quote:Yeah, there are always multiple opinions as with anything. I hatched my first batch
    at around 101 air temp and 99.5 wiggler temp just like chickens. I got a great hatch
    from that.

    I have had chickens hatch early and have issues because my temps were too high.
    Now I always keep the egg temps at 99.5 or below. I'd rather 99 than 100.
     

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