Quail Eggs Due Jan. 17 -- Update pg 2

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by zaylinda, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. zaylinda

    zaylinda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My eggs arrived in the mail!
    Probably not the smartest week to order them, but ah well... live and learn.

    8 Jumbo Brown Coturnix and 3 Jumbo Golden Coturnix survived the violence of the postal system.

    Here they are, nestled in their nice warm incubator, just brimming with potential.
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    As you can see, the humidity outside the incubator is quite high enough, I don't plan to add water to the wells until lockdown (Jan 15th, yay!) unless the house humidity drops significantly.

    I am so excited right now!

    -Zay
     
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  2. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

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    Mine are due the 15....they are buttons...and I have that same thermometer/humidity reader haha
     
  3. zaylinda

    zaylinda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, I got that thermometer/hygrometer at Wallies, cheapest one in the store. I don't expect it to give me the absolute truth, and we get along just fine.

    Good luck with your hatch! What colors of button quail do you expect?

    -Zay
     
  4. GraceAK

    GraceAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When the air inside the bator gets hot, it dries out quite a bit, so water may still be necessary. My house humidity is around 30-35%, but in the bator w/o water it goes down to 10% pretty quick.

    EDIT: I totally envy you for your quail. I was hoping to raise some jumbo pharaohs in the summer, but it may not happen (Then again, who's gonna stop me? [​IMG] )
     
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  5. zaylinda

    zaylinda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Grace, I will definitely keep an eye on the humidity inside the incubator. It would be tragic if I messed my first hatch up that bad.

    Also, you SHOULD get quail. I love mine!

    -Zay
     
  6. sojono

    sojono Out Of The Brooder

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    i have 32 jumbos in the bator due to hatch 1-17-2010 wish me luck. sojono
     
  7. Trailerparkfarmer

    Trailerparkfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 31 jumbo coturnix due to hatch the 17th as well. Its my first time also.
     
  8. zaylinda

    zaylinda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome Sojono & TrailerParkFarmer! We can hatch together!
    Do you guys want to post pics of your incubator setups?
    -Zay
     
  9. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
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    Aww you guys.. sheesh. I will probably set mine as soon as they get here, I hope the incubator beats em here though!
     
  10. zaylinda

    zaylinda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I hope so too!
    What kind of incubator are you getting?
     

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