trying again (coturnix eggs)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bullrider, May 12, 2009.

  1. bullrider

    bullrider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well i am going to try it again and see if i can better my odds i had 48 eggs and only got 15 to hatch, so i have another 48 eggs and hoping for 50% [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Whats youre temp
    Whats youre humidity
    Whats youre bator
    Where did you get the eggs
    Just for safety sake you should post pics [​IMG]
     
  3. bullrider

    bullrider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On my last batch i bought from a BYC member i keep my temp at 99.5-100. My humidity was keep in the 40's tell day 16 i bumped it up to low 60's. I have a LG with fan i know alot of people hate LG they say its hard to keep temps and humidity good but with mine it sayed pretty good threw it all i made a good way to take out and add water i'll post a pic any help would great. Thanks Kim
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  4. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hmm I would ask monarch or one of the quail experts but maybe just maybe bump the humidity up to 50% for the first 14 or so days and 65ish % for the last few. I read somewhere that quail eggs are so small they lose moister and dry out easer , Im no expert though so find one of the experts and ask them monarch has a good sticky thread in the other bird place down the way a bit on the index .
    Good luck
    Or find Akane she hatches quail like candy [​IMG]
     
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  5. bullrider

    bullrider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will try them thanks for the help [​IMG]
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I agree, I have much better hatches with the humidity a bit higher. I would say that it needs to be at least 45% during the incubation, and no less than 65% during the hatch.

    Did you check the last eggs you had, after the hatch, to see if there had been development in the other eggs?
     
  7. bullrider

    bullrider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks i will bump it up a little. no i didnt i wish i would have that was only my 2nd hatch with quail eggs my first hatch was some of my chickens i had 15 eggs and got 13 it was a great for my 1st time so i got the addiction and tried the quail so this will be my 3rd hatch. The eggs are from the ones that are from my 1st quail hatch so we will see if they are fertile i have 8 male and 6 females in the same pen so i think they are fertile. [​IMG]
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Just an FYI, having too many males can cause problems with fertility. Too much fighting and not enough 'action'. [​IMG]
     
  9. bullrider

    bullrider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good to know, so how many hens to 1 male
     

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