quail eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by redchick, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. redchick

    redchick Out Of The Brooder

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    i got incubator from tractor supply looks to be ok i am trying to hatch quail eggs i got a few they lay alot by the way but i put five in two days ago. one egg sat for 3 4 days then the for come one night i am praying this works out any help would be great i turn them once or so a day temp 99.5 and i have been watching the water try making sure its full i hop to post pics of the little ones when or if they come . but ??? how long can i hold the fresh unhatched eggs befor they r not ok to go into bator so i can hatch more all in one batch . helpppppp
     
  2. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only hold them 7 days before I set them a lot of folks say 10-14 is OK I keep mine in a small 12 pack cooler with icepacks this keeps about 55-60 *
     
  3. redchick

    redchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:so i should keep them cool it room temp not good ???
     
  4. redchick

    redchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:so i should keep them cool it room temp not good ???

    anyone with more input
     
  5. Whiskey Bay

    Whiskey Bay Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have kept eggs room temp for 10 days with good hatch rates. Make sure you tilt or turn your eggs at least once a day.
     
  6. snyd08

    snyd08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    room temp. top (small) part of the egg should be facing down. 7 - 10 dayys max for eggs to sit. idk about cooling eggs iv only ever done room temp. with some hatches of quail eggs 100%. recently they've been better hatches with the fan i put in.
     
  7. redchick

    redchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:there is a fan kit to put in my bator i will try to get one if it helps i hope i will get one to go but i never did this before so i am very restless and if any come i will post pics and do i need t[​IMG]o put them under light fore a few weeks??????/
     
  8. redchick

    redchick Out Of The Brooder

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    i got chicks so far 5 out off 6 hatched going to put some more in now that they hatched sweet
     
  9. Bantam Chase

    Bantam Chase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know I"m a bit late jumping in since you're already hatching... so congratulations on your chicks!

    I have hatched dozens of button quail eggs in my still-air incubator from TSC... the hardest part was keeping a steady temperature in the 'bator, it fluctuated greatly with the room's temperature. I kept a digital thermometer right under the window and would check about 3 times a day, often having to adjust several times. I turned by hand and did the dry method, so even a low-tech incubator can do the job, at times I had 100% hatch rate with eggs that were over a week old before setting.

    Congratulations again!
     

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