quail eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Catfishingpokey, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. Catfishingpokey

    Catfishingpokey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    o.k. this is my first hatch. and i took the turner out of my incubator this afternoon.while handling the eggs i noticed that they seemed to weigh less now than when i put them in 15 days ago. is this normal?and i think i heard one peep while i was moving them around this is so exciting.
     
  2. Catfishingpokey

    Catfishingpokey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just checked and the humidity is up to 72.4% is that high enough or not?
     
  3. jhm47

    jhm47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eggs normally lose about 1/5 of their weight during incubation. I would try to reduce the humidity to around 60%. Quail don't need humidity quite as high as other fowl. Ducks and geese need it the highest. Good luck!
     
  4. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Chicken Obsessed

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    I never found that humidity being too high was a problem for button quail.. I do not know what kind you have,,

    I have hatched quail in the same bator as geese, turkey, chicken and guinea..
    sometimes the humidity was over 90%

    the humidity in the bator is just maintained to keep the egg from losing all of it's humidity from within..
     
  5. Catfishingpokey

    Catfishingpokey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It dropped to 70%, so going to leave it be for now.
     

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