QUAIL HATCHING QUESTIONS

DLS

Songster
11 Years
Mar 15, 2008
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got some really nice looking haching eggs from a member here- thanks-
NOW, I need to know these things:

I put them in the incubator just now.I bought a hova bator with automatic turner.,,.
The temp? 99.9 right?
Days 18 right?
what end to put up on the eggs? round or pointed? I put pointed down
humidity? should I fill the water in my incubator?
any thing else I should be awre of PLEASE LET ME KNOW
And please check back I am 200% shure I will have many more questions. the eggs are Coturnix quail
thank You
Dan
 

hinkjc

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The temp and humidity is the same as chickens. You will need a thermometer and hygrometer to measure appropriate temps and humidity. Coturnix take 17-18 days to hatch, so stop turning around day 15. The eggs should be incubated big end up and pointy end down. Good luck with your hatch.

Edited to add..there are some great "read me's on hatching" stickied at the top of this forum. I would recommend reviewing them if you are new to hatching.

Jody
 
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poultrylady

Songster
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Feb 12, 2008
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I feed my quail gamebird starter, it is higher in protein. I would also suggest using a quail waterer instead of a chick waterer, quail can drown in the chick ones.
 
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hinkjc

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Agree...and good luck with your hatch. Remember, don't open the bator until the hatch is complete.


Jody
 

hinkjc

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Nope, just fresh water - but I agree on using a quail waterer to prevent drowing. Or you can use a chick waterer and add marbles so they can't drown.

Jody
 

arllcountrygirl

lavender nutt
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Sep 27, 2008
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DLS,
I just had to tell you that I was sitting here surfing thru BYC and clicked on this thread. Not paying any attention to the avatars, I tried swatting your off!! LOL -- I thought a bug had landed on my screen. Boy, do I feel goofy.

Sorry - just had to share:D

Amanda
 

DLS

Songster
11 Years
Mar 15, 2008
846
3
161
100 miles SOUTH of Atlanta
I got 27% quail starter feed #50 bag , 2 quail waterers, I guess I will use the chick feeders. now all I need is the younguns to break out I hear no pips.
But I thought I saw an egg move I took them off the turner yesterday.
 

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