When putting quail eggs on lockdown...

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Trapper Luke, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. Trapper Luke

    Trapper Luke Out Of The Brooder

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    Even though it's only day 2 on my first batch of quail eggs I had a question for lockdown. How many will just put their eggs on a cloth over the wire screen vs putting them in cartons or what not to keep them from becoming a "football" by other chicks that have hatched? Which way is better? I imagine if you put them in cartons you'd want to put them small end down like you do in the turners correct?

    Thanks
    Luke
     
  2. samantha87

    samantha87 New Egg

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    i just left mine on the wire and still got a 80% hatch rate on shipped eggs
     
  3. cmobley

    cmobley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put mine on the rubber drawer liner. Helps them keep their footing and helps discourage splay leg.
     
  4. Tabasco Jack

    Tabasco Jack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rubber shelf liner.
    I'll put 80 +/- eggs in a styrofoam incubator for hatching. Not sure I could get that many in there standing up in cartons and there still be room for the chicks to move around. Some people do it and like it. I just never tried it.

    I don't think their bumping the other eggs around matter that much. Cots zip out of their eggs pretty quickly.
     
  5. fishforbrains

    fishforbrains Out Of The Brooder

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    I put them on their sides on gravel paper. There was a study on chicken eggs indicating that they hatch easier if they are placed on their sides rather than putting them upright in cartons.
     

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