Warning about hatching in a sportsmans

Discussion in 'Quail' started by beerman, May 11, 2010.

  1. beerman

    beerman Songster

    Mar 7, 2008
    Smithville, il
    I had my quail in the hatching box at the bottom of my sportsmans with the humidity hatch open. What happened was my quail can hop out of the hatching box and exit thru the humidity hole.
    Just a warning.
  2. Plain_View_Farm

    Plain_View_Farm Songster

    Apr 5, 2008
    Central Virginia
    I never use the Hatching Tray in the bottom of my Sportsman.
    I always remove the eggs from the Sportsman and put them in the Genesis to hatch.
    That way I can keep an eye on whats happening.
    In the hatching tray you really can't see much of anything.

  3. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Songster

    You need to use a hatching tray cover...nothing gets out when you use one of them..after the hatch is complete you can take the whole tray out with cover on, and set in into your brooder and unleash the fresh chicks... [​IMG]

    the covers work well to contain quail and pheasant chicks to the hatching trays, however i don't use one when hatching large fowl chickens or turkeys..
    Last edited: May 12, 2010

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