Sorry to bother,lockdown?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Quail1994, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. Quail1994

    Quail1994 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi.

    When exactly is lockdown for coturnix quail?

    Last 4 days,2 days or what?

    Thanks?
     
  2. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    well.. it's 17 to 18 days for incubation.. and you stop turning day 15
     
  3. Quail1994

    Quail1994 Out Of The Brooder

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    So lockdown begins at day 15?
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Day 14 or 15.
     
  5. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:close enough.. when you stop turning is when lockdown begins.. in all honesty if you are off by a day or two it really doesn't make THAT much difference.. I have seen some people with auto turners who forgot to turn them off and had chicks hatch out while the eggs were still being turned.. granted that's not the ideal situation.. but it has happened
    So pretty much just stop turning on day 15 and go right into lockdown
     

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