Quail egg turning by hand?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by buttercup95, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. buttercup95

    buttercup95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I started incubating this week and I don't have a quail egg turner so I decided to do it by hand. My question is how do I get them to stop rolling around? I turn them and then it seems like they just roll back in to place... I'm getting frustrated and I know the rolling can't be god for the egg.
     
  2. PinkFlamingoFrm

    PinkFlamingoFrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we used that shelf liner stuff thats like foam.. they stay in place pretty well & its only like $2 a roll at walmart :)
     
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  3. buttercup95

    buttercup95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmm shelf liner stuff? well I'll have to look for it. :) thank you very much!
     
  4. PinkFlamingoFrm

    PinkFlamingoFrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We use it in the hatcher too.. The purple stuff in there..it has a name, I just cant remember :)
     
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  5. GrandmaBird

    GrandmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it is Rubbermaid non slip shelf liner and is sold at Walmart in the household goods area by the pots and pans. It works well as a liner in the cages too and if you have a couple cut to fit you can take the soiled one out and put in a clean one right away. they wash in the machine or tub or sink. super easy to use. I use it in the brooders too.
     
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  6. buttercup95

    buttercup95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! thank you all so much. I'm going to have to go pick some up as soon as I can! Also your chick is adorable and that's a fantastic photo even if the chick is all goopy from just hatching.
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  7. Nichrome

    Nichrome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Allow me to remind you to turn your egg an odd number of times a day (ex, 3 times, 5 times or 7 times) so you will prevent them from spending the long night period on the same side.
     
  8. buttercup95

    buttercup95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I turn them again at midnight and I'm up at 7 so I don't think I have to worry. But thank you I hadn't realized that before! I keep a note pad next to the incubator so I don't forget what time I turned them. [​IMG]
     
  9. Nichrome

    Nichrome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a parking clock, just like those you put on the windshield of your car :)

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  10. buttercup95

    buttercup95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bwuahahaha I didn't even know those existed. I live in a really rural area I only know of like three places with metered parking...
     

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