New to Quail- eggs ready to hatch!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by learycow, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,466
    302
    236
    Apr 1, 2011
    Southern Maine
    This is my first time hatching quail. I have 24 eggs in the incubator and they are now on day 15.
    Is there anything I need to know for the last few days? Or do I just leave them alone and wait? I did take them off the turner and I put down a cloth so when they hatch their little feet won't get stuck in the wire (I read somewhere that I should do this)
    I tried to candle them last week but they were too dark to see through!
     
  2. chrishel

    chrishel Chillin' With My Peeps

    309
    6
    101
    Jun 28, 2011
    The Windy City
    Did you increase the humidity for hatch?
     
  3. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    Well, the species would be nice to know, but in general, you may want to bump the humidity up around +10-15%. 45+%

    Other than that, I recommend just leaving them alone, to hatch on their own.

    Best of luck with your hatch! [​IMG]
     
  4. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    gl, yea 60-75% humidity is around what we all run, just sit back and watch the popcorn pop. its exciting.
     
  5. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,466
    302
    236
    Apr 1, 2011
    Southern Maine
    Sorry, I should've added that! They are Texas A&M Quail.
    I increased the humidity to 50%. Is that about right?

    Thanks!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by