Please Educate me

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ChickenChaser34432, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. ChickenChaser34432

    ChickenChaser34432 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never even thought about hatching and raising Bobwhite Quail, but 30 eggs come with the Genesis 1588 I just ordered so what the hay!!!
    I need the incubation settings to use. What to feed them. Etc...thanks in advance!!
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2012
  2. ChickenChaser34432

    ChickenChaser34432 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OR just provide me an internet link to accurate info... since what I have found so far goes from one set of ??facts?? to a totally different set of ??FACTS??...hmmm[​IMG]
     
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  3. DaughterOfEve

    DaughterOfEve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would check the genesis website.
     
  4. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    http://www.gbwf.org/quail/quail_chart.html

    that is an incubation chart, bobwhite is at the top. as far as feed check out the Coturnix care sticky(yes i know you have bobwhites) but the section you wanna look at is the feeding and care, its basically the same for all quails

    24% protein GBS or greater(purina makes a great product if you can find it)
     
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  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    To hatch Bobwhites...Incubation period: 23-24 days

    For an incubator with fan (not still air): Temp. 99.7 Humidity: 55% to 60%.

    At day 20, lock down, turn off egg turners, cover turners or remove turners. Increase humidity by 10%. Do not open incubator till chicks have hatched and have fully dried off.

    To brood Bobwhites: Use a red or infra red heat lamp to discourage picking. Start out at 97 degrees and lower temp by 5 degrees each week for 6 weeks.

    Offer them gamebird starter. Use quail chick waterers or put marbles in waterers to prevent drowning. Put paper towels down and sprinkle feed around the first few days til they figure out where the food is.

    And good luck!
     
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  6. hamilton3475

    hamilton3475 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just plug that booger up, add water, & turn your eggs everyday. the Genesis is AWESOME!!!!
     

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