Incubating quail eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by quailss, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. quailss

    quailss Out Of The Brooder

    77
    1
    39
    Aug 27, 2010
    I am just wondering if I can have the humidity for hatching japanese quail eggs at around 20% and only add water into the incubator in last 3 days of hatching to 60%.
     
  2. heksa

    heksa Chillin' With My Peeps

    253
    5
    111
    Jun 21, 2010
    Indiana
    I just successfully hatched bobwhite quail and, honest to god, I have no idea what humidity I had going during the incubation.
    I had no way of measuring it.
    I just filled up one reservoir with water for the first 20 days and two for lock down. All eggs, but one, hatched without any problems.
     
  3. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    you can try.. i've never gone below the low 40's for my coturnix during incubation (with lockdown at 60+%)
     
  4. Bob1956

    Bob1956 Out Of The Brooder

    25
    1
    24
    Jul 22, 2011
    I am using the dry incubation method for my first ever hatch of Japanese quail eggs. I started a thread earlier, asking about the RH levels inside the incubator.

    Thread Link

    I have been told not to let the RH level drop below 20% during incubation, and raise the level to 60% for the final few day for hatching.

    Good Luck

    Regards Bob
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by