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Incubation Temp

Discussion in 'Quail' started by josand, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. josand

    josand Out Of The Brooder

    Hi, I have just put 27 quail eggs into my incubator and wondered what temp they need to be incubated at. Is it the same as chickens?
    I have been given these eggs and am not sure if they are viable or not, but want to give it a go :) Any help would be appreciated. I have hatched hens eggs satisfactorily in my incubator which is a Janoel24 so hope i will have the same success with quail. I have a pair of Golden quail which are in separate cages and am desperate to have company for them!!
    Jo
     
  2. teradragon

    teradragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    I successfully hatched eggs at 37.8*C. With humidity between 30 and 40%.
     
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  3. Toirxon

    Toirxon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hetching quail eggs is the same as hen eggs. With the difference of the days, 20-21 days for hen eggs, and 17-18 days for quail eggs.
     
  4. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    99 3/4* F @ 55% humidity. On day 14 run the humidity up to 70% and keep it there until they hatch.
     
  5. TriciaB

    TriciaB Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there a trick to getting humidity up? I followed the directions for my incubator and have only gotten it to 49%, usually hangs around 30-35%.
     
  6. teradragon

    teradragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    I used a sponge. Someone else mentioned filing bottle caps and dotting them about the incubator too,
     
  7. TriciaB

    TriciaB Out Of The Brooder

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    I tried bottle caps but doesnt seem to work for me. ill give the sponge a try! Thanks
     
  8. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Increase the exposed surface area of water. It is the fastest way to increase humidity. Basically put a wider/longer bowl (depth doesn' matter for anything besides how often you fill it) the more surface area of water the more potential evaporative under heat.
     
  9. josand

    josand Out Of The Brooder

    Well out of my 27 original eggs, I have 3 lovely little chicks. These are a bonus as I was given these eggs by 2 different people, and both were not sure if they would be viable.
    On candling them, most were not fertile, so delighted to have 3 little cheepers, and they are doing well. I have now got another 40 in the incubator from a breeder, so fingers crossed I will have a better hatch. I dry hatch with my incubator which is a Janoel24 and have had great results.
     
  10. teradragon

    teradragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    pictures!!
     

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