My coturnix quail eggs are on day 10.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by quail kid, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. quail kid

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    Hello,

    I candled my coturnix quail eggs and all are fertile I can see some veins and I can kinda see them lill chicks.I hope that these do well coz I incubated some last time all of them hatched but all of them died 3 days later:( I had temp at 92-94F is that alright or should I have it higher?Wish me luck!!!

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  2. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

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    You had the temp like that after they hatched or now? sorry.
    after the eggs hatch temp should be 100 degrees, then start to lower 4 to 5 degrees a week.

    Good luck with your hatch.
     
  3. quail kid

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    Now the eggs are incubating at 100F so you say the chicks should be at 100F after they hatch?
     
  4. farrier!

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    I cant help you much, my first ones hatched last night.....but....
    What do you use to candle with? All I can do is tell if the egg is dark or clear and I stopped trying that after I broke 2 of them.
     
  5. byoung14ever

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    Leave the bator at 100 and remove chicks to brooder after they dry out. Keep at 100 for a week or so then start backing down 5 degrees a week
     
  6. quail kid

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    Thanks for the info.I just used a carboard box and put 2 very potent torches that I got from a friend of mine. and I can see some veins and a black round thing.Also I do it in a very dark room.

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    Last edited: Jun 20, 2009

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