When to stop rotating jumbo coturnix eggs?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Torghn, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. Torghn

    Torghn Out Of The Brooder

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    Everything I read says to stop on day 14; however the hobby farm I bought them from says to keep rotating them until day 16-18 with a hatch out on on days 21-25. I'm inclined to go with their recommendation given that they've hatched many of these it just seems odd that it's so different then everything else I've read.
     
  2. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2008
    SouthEast TX
    Quote:Jumbo Coturnix will hatch day 16-18. If you don't stop turning them by day 14-15 they will hatch anyway. If they are in a turner, they may get hurt.

    I have had them hatch at day 15 when I forgot to take them out of the turner.
    Expect hatch anytime after stopping the turning. But normally day 17-18.

    If you follow their directions, WATCH YOUR BATOR REAL CLOSE. Cause they must have been thinking of a different gamebird.

    Good luck well good luck to your babies if you follow those directions.
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2011
  3. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    Coturnix eggs need to be put into lockdown around day 14 or 15. You have read the day 21-25 hatch about bobwhites...
     
  4. Torghn

    Torghn Out Of The Brooder

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    Jan 22, 2011
    Thanks for the replies, I was so surprised by their recommendation that I emailed them to double check. Here is their reply:

    "I'm glad everything is going ok so far! I have had the most successful hatches turning for 16-18 days with a hatchout on days 21-25. My button quail hatch sooner, as do my smaller coturnix breeds, and I stop turning them sooner. The jumbo browns seem to take a bit longer because the eggs and the birds are closer to the size of a bobwhite.

    Let me know how things turn out!"
     
  5. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    That information is incorrect. They hatch on day 18, sometimes a few days early. Is he talking about bobwhites taking that long? And the size should not mater...
     
  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Your Source Is Clearly Mistaken Or MiSinformed... The Directions Are Wrong. For Coturnix (jumbo Brown, Pigmy Brown, Or Other Sizes And Colors) Turn Thru Day 14, Then Early Day 15 Stop Turning And Lock Down. Coturnix Are Supposed To Hatch 16-18 Days. Not 21-24 Which Would Be Incubation Times For Bob Whites Or Chukar Partridge... Not Coturnix Or Buttons. But Hey If It Makes You Feel More Comfortable Do A Web Search For Coturnix Quail Incubation Times And See Proper Times Listed All Over The World Wide Web. As For Your Original Source I Would Use Extreme Caution With Them Or Any Advice They Offered
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2011
  7. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Just Curious... What Color Are Your Eggs?
     
  8. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    Quote:Same here...
     
  9. Farmerman

    Farmerman Out Of The Brooder

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    glad this came up!!!! I have some at 16 days, I didn't realize they could hatch today, I thought it was 18 and after.....
     
  10. Torghn

    Torghn Out Of The Brooder

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    Jan 22, 2011
    Here are the eggs:

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