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

    Mar 3, 2008
    Uxbridge MA
    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!!!!!

  2. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Songster

    [​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..

    Last edited: May 20, 2008
  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 Songster

    May 4, 2008
    Oh yeah, my experience is the same. Those little devils pop out of there like popcorn [​IMG]
  5. Must Be Losing It

    Must Be Losing It Lost It

    Mar 3, 2008
    Uxbridge MA
    You are absolutely killing me!!!

    120 peeping little babies!

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  6. Broke Down Ranch

    Broke Down Ranch Songster

    Apr 18, 2007
    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, have fun! Baby quail are really adorable tho... [​IMG]
  7. nutmeggie

    nutmeggie Songster

    Apr 14, 2008
    Northern Michigan
    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

    Must Be Losing It Lost It

    Mar 3, 2008
    Uxbridge MA
    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 Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    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 Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    SE PA
    My hubby is getting a few ring neck pheasant...I'm hoping he will catch the bug also.

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