My very first quail hatch. Egg PICS.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by nurse_turtle, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first ever experience hatching quail eggs. These eggs were shipped. I received 75 of the most gorgeous button quail eggs today and set them in the incubator. It's a Hovabator still air with turner. I had no idea these eggs had so many colors. There are greens, pinks and purples and every shade of brown, all speckled. I understand these buggers hatch out at 16 days. The temperature at 99.5 and humidity around 50% til lockdown. I will put down the non-skid shelf liner when I transfer them off the turner on day 14. I'm so excited! I told my partner these were all for my Dad, but y'all know I'm gonna keep a few. Shhh.
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  2. Missi

    Missi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Absolutely STUNNING! [​IMG]
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    The eggs are really pretty! The only quail eggs I've ever seen were Bobwhite eggs, and they were white. [​IMG]
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Why so many? You do realize that you have to keep them in pairs when they grow up, right?
     
  5. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm hatching for someone else, except for the couple pair I'm gonna keep once I figure out which are which. No way could I pair even half of those buggers.
     
  6. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    I like your idea with cutting the bottom of egg cartons that holds the egg itself to fit in the cups in the turner!
    Brilliant Idea! [​IMG]
     
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  7. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Quote:Oh that looks like you are going to have some real variety! Will have to post some pictures of those tiny little babies. [​IMG]
     

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