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When To Lockdown Button Quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by cowgirl11, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. cowgirl11

    cowgirl11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Tomorrow is day 13. Should I lock them down tomorrow or the 14th day? There has been some temperature fluctuations so I'm worried about a early hatch.. Or no hatch at all:\\
     
  2. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    I don't know about buttons, but lock them down 3 days before their hatch date.....then don't monkey with them. If you haven't done so.... spin up your brooder yesterday. Take all dry fuzzy butts from the bator to the brooder and sit them on top of the best GBS that you can find under the hot spot.
    I'm just pot shooting here.
     
  3. KFCGirla(TM)?

    KFCGirla(TM)? Out Of The Brooder

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    day 13 [​IMG]
    good luck!
     
  4. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Stop turning at day 13 and the anticipation will start [​IMG] But breathe...we all learn from our first time hatching [​IMG]
     
  5. cowgirl11

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    Thanks everyone! I'm hoping for at least a few to hatch!
    quailladyoffortmyers- Thank you for being especially helpful with all the questions I've had during their incubation! [​IMG]
    I will be putting them on lockdown today at 3pm(Day 13) Humidity should be raised to 70% correct?
     
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  6. KFCGirla(TM)?

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    60% [​IMG]
     
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  7. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    50-60% is ideal for button quail. I don't recommend raising humidity for them.
     
  8. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh yes quaillady is exceptianally helpful! you should have seen me going insane on days 15 and 16 and 17 (mine started hatching on day 17 then some on day 18 and one on day 19) i was certian they were all not going to hatch! keep us posted!
     
  9. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    The key is to breathe [​IMG] We don't need any passed out button quail peeps around here because it's awfully tough to find you and help you out [​IMG]
     
  10. cowgirl11

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    Ok well now I have a new question! All this stuff is making my head spin!
    I got the eggs from a very old school farmer family.. They said I should lock them down on day 14 and keep the humidity between 75%-85% during lockdown... He had a 112degree spike and using this method all of his 20 eggs hatched! Is this not a good idea?
     

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