Look what I got!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by magikchick, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    In the January egg swap, quail eggs. My first use of my new Hova-Bator. I going to set them in the morning could use any advice on quail eggs.

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    Thank you Tara for the eggs.
     
  2. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good god they are tiny!
     
  3. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

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    Those are so cute! so tiny! good luck with your hatch!
     
  4. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    And they are Coturnix. I'd love to see how small buttons are.
     
  5. buttons

    buttons Out Of The Brooder

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    Are quails similar in needs of care as chickens?
     
  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    they take 15-18 days to hatch (most hatch on 18th day but some are always lucky and get them to hatch on the 16th day).

    Many people who incubate these will give you different temps and humidity levels.

    I personally incubate as close to 99.5 as i can for them (but i have a mean incubator hahaha), I keep the humidity at 40, until the last 4 days then i stop turning and up the humidity to atleast 60 but no higher than 70.


    ShelleyD has a good temp and humidty thing she uses that works well.

    I put 8 in my bator early this morning [​IMG]

    turn 3 times a day (if you dont have a turner).


    The mature in 6-8 weeks and if you have them under atleast 14 hours of light they will start laying around then too. [​IMG] They are fully grown at 12 weeks from my experience.

    Any other questions or curiousities you can check out my link in my signature for more info on coturnixs.
     
  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:pretty much....except they do better in raised pens (wire).
     
  8. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    buttons are ridiculously small! not for Neadertal hands! Looks like you are about to have some fun! Anybody ready for 12 egg omeletes! My kids love them!
     
  9. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    so tiny, and adorable!
     
  10. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Coturnix egg next to a button quail egg
     

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