Lock Down

Discussion in 'Quail' started by moeell1, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. moeell1

    moeell1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so we are getting closer to lock down on our first set of eggs! I have another incubator that I'm going to pick up from a friend to use seeing i have 3 different dates for lock down, so when they go into lockdown, you are not suppose to open the incubator at all? What if the humidity does stay as high as it should can I hope it and add water? How long do they stay in the incubator after they hatch? I have bobwhite quails I should put them in lockdown on day 21? Thanks!!

    Corinna
     
  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes Beginning Of Day 21

    Leave Them In Long Enough To Get Dry And Fuzzy--- No Longer. They Do Not Have The Natural Reserves Other Poultry Are Hatched With And Will Need Food And Water Much Sooner.

    So Long As You Are Maintaining Proper Humidity Dont Worry About Opening The Hatcher--- Just Try To Be Brief And As Disturbance Free As Possible (dont Take The Top Off And Fling It Out Of The Way And Stand There Staring For 30 Min [​IMG]--- Try To Slide In Under The Top And Grab The Lil Fuzz Ballz That Are Ready And Whisk Them Off To Your Brooder, All While Trying Not To Disturb Your Perfect Hatching Environment! [​IMG]
     
  3. moeell1

    moeell1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks! Oh i'm so excited and nervous at the same time [​IMG]
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    If You Have A Standard Bob Hatch It Is Like Putting Popcorn In The Microwave--- Once It Starts It Wont Last Long--- Almost Like A Synchronized Hatch With These Lil Guys--- Last 1 Outta The Egg Gets Stuck With The Bill! [​IMG]
     

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