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Life goes on....UPDATE MY QUAIL ARE HATCHING!!!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by magikchick, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    I'm still kind of bummed about loosing my tuxedo quail. BUT...I just set 39 eggs in the hatcher and 44 in the bator. My gooooood friend Lisa who gave me the first set of eggs gave me the second set.

    I still have the 2 I brought at the swap this weekend too. Soon I'll have little quail running all over the place.[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2009
  2. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, I understand about losing birds and having the back up eggs to watch. Somedays its overwhelming and the off days it wonderful!
    Have a happy egg day!
     
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Sorry for sounding like duhhh.. but what is the difference between a bator and a hatcher?
     
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    YAY FOR MORE EGGIES! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:Some people have atleast two incubators. One for incubating the eggs, and the other, known as the hatcher (for putting the eggs in on the day you stop turning them). I'm not exactly sure of all the reasons why some use atleast two incubators for this process.

    I use my cabinet incubator as both... and theres also staggered hatches in it at the same time as well. I heard someone say they use a separate incubator as a hatcher to keep mess in the incubator to a minimum. However I don't mind cleaning up eggie shells and the chicks hatching don't hurt the non-hatched eggs atleast in my set up. I have four different trays, so eggs that I stop turnning I move to another tray where the only eggs in the tray are ones to hatch on the same day as them. [​IMG]
     
  6. CheerfulChaos

    CheerfulChaos Out Of The Brooder

    It also has to do with humidity. Those of us using the small, styrofoam bators can run continuous hatching by having the second bator (the hatcher) much higher in humidity while leaving the first incubator at the lower humidity for those eggs that still need to stay in the egg turners. Hope that makes sense. I only have the one incubator so I incubate and hatch in the same bator.
     
  7. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    This works so as soon as I moved my eggs that were ready to hatch to the hatcher with the higher humidity, I could put the new eggs in the incubator.
     
  8. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    I have 2 out and lots of pips. You can hear them calling in the bator soooo cute.
     
  9. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    Got up this morning I have 16 out and still more pipping.I'll get pics tonight when I get home.
     

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