Temperature for quail

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  1. chicken+quail=luv

    chicken+quail=luv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have been looking for temperatures for quail eggs, but some websites say 95- 99, some say 99-101, and some say DON'T GO UNDER 98! but WHICH ONE IS IT?[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Most birds are supposed to be incubated at 99.5...period. It really depends on what kind of quail you are hatching. I have heard that buttons need it a little cooler, around 98.5-99. What kind of bator do you have? Is it still or forced air? These are questions that others will ask. My opinion, it doesn't matter if it is still or forced. I hatched my chicken eggs with both, each at 100, and both sets hatched at the same amount of time, 3 days early.

    Oh and btw, what are you doing back here with quail questions?? I TOLD you to go to the quail forum! [​IMG]
     
  3. Mrs MIA

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    Shelley's got it... same as chickens, only depending on the type of quail, it can be 16 days to 23 days-ish.

    What are you incubating, and what are you using to incubate?
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Mrs. AK-Bird-Brain :

    Shelley's got it... same as chickens, only depending on the type of quail, it can be 16 days to 23 days-ish.

    What are you incubating, and what are you using to incubate?

    Thanks Tori, knowing how to do it, and being able to do it are two different things! That should be my siggy! [​IMG]
     
  5. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    As long as your incubator cooperates! [​IMG]
    I try to keep all my quail (Buttons, Coturnix and Bobwhites) right at 100°F. Buttons and Coturnix are 16 days, give or take, and BWs are 23 days. 50% humidity, bumped to about 70% the last 2-3 days. [​IMG] So far so good. My challenge now is collecting them fast enough to keep them from freezing! [​IMG]
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Good luck with that! Don't you have heaters in your coop?

    Sounds like a project for your kids [​IMG]
     

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