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what position do we put the quail eggs when incubating?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by JUROBBINS, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. JUROBBINS

    JUROBBINS Out Of The Brooder

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    on side and turn or narrow end down and spin around or narrow end down and flip to broad end then back to narrow??? can't seem to find a page with enough info.
    thanks ya'll!
     
  2. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The same as chicken eggs. Either on their sides, or in a carton with the pointy end down.
     
  3. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, when you turn your eggs, you don't turn from end to end as this could cause the chick to strangle on it's chalaza. You want to rotate them gently from one side to the other, not from top to bottom. Again, don't flip them from broad end to narrow or your chicks could be harmed.

    Go check out the board about Incubating and Hatching. The same rules for chickens apply to quail too, with a few exceptions:

    *they hatch in 14 days (button quail), 18 days (coturnix) or 23 days (bobwhite), instead of the 21 days for chickens.
    *they like the humidity slightly higher. I keep mine, for coturnix, at 40-50% for the first 14 days and then raise it to 70% for the last 4 days.

    Otherwise it's all the same...same rules for turning the eggs, same rules for lockdown, same rules for temperature.
     
  4. JUROBBINS

    JUROBBINS Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you!!!
     

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