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Quail Incubator Temps

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Brentlyboy, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. Brentlyboy

    Brentlyboy Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I recently finished building my quil incubator. I know I need around 100 degrees, but the closest I can get without going way over is 98.4 degrees. Is this an ok temp. And BTW I made a still air incubator.
     
  2. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's too low for a still air, you need 102° at the top of the eggs (thermometer laying on top of the eggs).
     
  3. Brentlyboy

    Brentlyboy Out Of The Brooder

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    Will they not hatch if I dont have 102?
     
  4. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The embryo will start developing at any temp above 85°, depending on how low your temp is your hatch date will be delayed and your hatch rate will also be effected.

    I'd try to add a small fan to help your situation.
     
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