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Discussion in 'Quail' started by mmizell, Oct 26, 2008.
Any tips on Incubating Quail eggs, would be great..
Totally depends on the breed of quail.
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.
Quote:Everything I have read says temp are a pinch lower. I've only hatched quail a few times
though so I am no expert.
I have also read humidity should be higher than chickens and lowered during hatch.
Hmmm...interesting...I've always read that the temps should be a little higher. Oh well, there are discrepancies in everything!
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.
Everyone has their own ways that worked for them though!
This link is most helpful: http://www.djquaileggs.com/tips.html
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
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.