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New Button Quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Jenlyn9483, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. Jenlyn9483

    Jenlyn9483 Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    I just got a trio of my first buttons from Kellyhm and she also gave me 8 eggs. I put the eggs in the bator and realized i'm not 100% sure how many days to incubate these babies. I know that my Pharoah and Brown Contournix take 16 days. Is it the same? Need some advice on hatching these eggs, I want some more of these babies!
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    Yeppers it's 16, however for coturnix they can hatch as late as 18 days (some hatch at 15-16-others take the full 18 days to hatch). Buttons should be hatched at 16 days. Stop turning atleast 3 days before their due date---i normally stop turning at 4 days though but that's me. Humidity all breeders will agree to disagree that different things work better for them. Some say higher humidity, others do the dry method and then up it when they stop turning.
  3. chickorama

    chickorama Songster

    Jul 8, 2008
    Well... you know what we want... PICS!!!!!
  4. Jenlyn9483

    Jenlyn9483 Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    I will try to post some pics this afternoon. Fixing to have a house full of little kids, doing my son's 3rd Bday today. Thanks for the info everyone!

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