Incubating

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jbarrett, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. jbarrett

    jbarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have not had a succesful hatch yet this is try number 3 I dont know whats going on....I cant get any coturnix chicks to develop fully and hatch....I am just about to give up any ideas on what I can try? I have a still air incubator.... hydrometer on the way (lost in the mail) and I just dont know what to do
     
  2. MrNappy

    MrNappy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2012
    Ajax, Ontario
    Still air means there are heat spots, try to put your eggs all around the incubator for better results.

    01-15 = 100 F and 50-60% H (Turn at least 2 times each day)
    15-18= 100 F and 70% H

    Keep your incubator in a room where temperature doesn't change too much. Basements are good, and or closed rooms that you never use.
     
  3. FitzD

    FitzD Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it a homemade or a purchased incubator? I was able to get 13 out 15 eggs to fully develop in a homemade incubator but I did purchase a small portable fan on ebay. I think that helped since last time I was only able to get 2 out of 8 eggs with no fan.
     
  4. jbarrett

    jbarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well it looks like im in for getting a fan! It is a store bought incubator!
     
  5. FitzD

    FitzD Out Of The Brooder

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    I used a USB Computer fan and connected that to a USB Wall adapter to give it current.
     

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