Lost my mind and bought 120 Coturnix eggs

Discussion in 'Quail' started by SkyWarrior, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    Wilds of Montana
    I've been really pleased with my blue scale quail, and seeing that I have a quail hutch, I got 120 coturnix eggs. I realize that not all will hatch, and many I will want for meat. So, I'm hoping to have a nice group of layers and meat birds.

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    I have a hovabator with a turner and a brinsea mini. I'm thinking of hatching in those. I understand the preferred temperatures are 99.5 to 101F and the time is about 14 to 17 days. Correct?

    Guess I better be cleaning that hutch out! [​IMG]
     
  2. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    You haven't lost your mind, your just getting a jump start on things. LOL!

    The rest of us are doing it the hard way... 50 here 60 there [​IMG]

    Congrats on your new birds and eggs!
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    99.5 Forced Air
    100.5 Still Air

    (measured At The Top Of The Eggs)

    16-19 Days For Cots
     
  4. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    Wilds of Montana
    Quote:Thanks! What humidity should I have it at?
     
  5. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    40-50 during, 60-70 @ lockdown
     
  6. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:X 2
     
  7. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    Wilds of Montana
    Quote:Thanks! The inside humidity is 44%, so I really don't have to do much until lockdown except keep an eye on it.

    First day of setting and the dang incubator isn't keeping the 90+ temps it was. [​IMG] I've raised it and keeping an eye on it.

    16 days, eh? My, that's faster than chicks.
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2012

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