My DH has joined the rave!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Must Be Losing It, May 20, 2008.

  1. Must Be Losing It

    Must Be Losing It Lost It

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    My husband, after watching me sweat several hatches has joined the ranks of us nuts!

    I gave him my first incubator and he's modified it to run more effectively and had me order quail eggs for him.

    So given he's a newbie I assumed he'd start slow. Not a chance. He filled an entire egg turner w/ quail eggs - all 120 of them.

    Someone please tell me the hatch rate stinks on quail!!!!!

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  2. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] and to the world of poultry, my quail i get almost 100% on them..they are bobwhite type..

    You better get a big brooder as they are very picky about space once hitting about 3 weeks old somtimes sooner and within 2 weeks they will be a flying like theres no tomorrow..

    Charlie
     
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  3. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    If your have the same luck as wilds of pa you will be drowning in quail! [​IMG] [​IMG] So good luck (I think [​IMG] [​IMG])
     
  4. seriousbill

    seriousbill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yeah, my experience is the same. Those little devils pop out of there like popcorn [​IMG]
     
  5. Must Be Losing It

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    You are absolutely killing me!!!

    120 peeping little babies!

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  6. Broke Down Ranch

    Broke Down Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just be sure to tell him to open the bator CAREFULLY and be prepared for darting, zipping little hard-to-catch balls of fluff because they hit the ground running. Oh, and they HOP incredibly high too....lol, have fun! Baby quail are really adorable tho... [​IMG]
     
  7. nutmeggie

    nutmeggie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hehe.. Have fun with them. I can't wait until my guy gets his quail. Although he is only getting a few.... I would love a ton of birds if I had the room. What type of quail? My guy is planning on getting bobwhite quail.
     
  8. Must Be Losing It

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    They're Northern Bobwhites. But here's another question. I read somewhere that the incubation is 16 to 17 days, but I just found several other references to 23 to 24 days. Does anyone know which it is?

    J [​IMG]
     
  9. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL I think my hubby might be the same... He's more excited than I am for the upcoming hatch... in his words exactly 'Oh awesome! I'll be off that night! I can't wait to see them hatch!'... Mr. OhIdontCareAboutChickens... yeah ok... LOL
     
  10. NoSpringChick

    NoSpringChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hubby is getting a few ring neck pheasant...I'm hoping he will catch the bug also.
     

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