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Incubation newbie question

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Mims, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. Mims

    Mims Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Pharaoh quail started laying yesterday. So far I got 3 eggs yesterday and 3 today. One is cracked. They seem to have no interest in being broody. I have an incubator.

    So my question is, how many days can I collect before they need to be incubated?
     
  2. Del1977

    Del1977 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no expert like many members here, but I read that you can keep them at room temperature for up to 10 days before incubation. I have successfully incubated eggs up to 10 days old with great results.

    Good luck, it's loads of fun hatching your own chicks.
     
  3. Mims

    Mims Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, Del!! I knew that was the norm for chicken eggs, I just wanted to be sure with quail. I appreciate it.
     

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