Website Main Page
Forum Main Page

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
September 26, 2021, 06:45:16 PM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
Hope everyone had a great year.  Welcome to 2013.  Our monthly drawings will be starting back soon!
42418 Posts in 6015 Topics by 2375 Members
Latest Member: jg102
* Home Help Search Calendar Login Register
+  That Quail Place Forum
|-+  Raising Gamebirds
| |-+  Incubation
| | |-+  100% hatch
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: 100% hatch  (Read 4205 times)
Dr Ted
New Member
**

Karma: 0
Offline Offline

Posts: 5

Personal Text

« on: May 07, 2009, 06:48:07 AM »

I'm new to this incubation stuff so I have been trying to get as much info off this forum and from the Internet on hatching & raising cortinix quail.  I guess I got lucky cause on day 17 all 20 of the eggs I had hatched.  I have them in a box with heat lamp & all seem to be doing fine the question is how long do they need to stay with a heat lamp before mooving them to some type of cage?
Logged
Reeves
Expert Contributor
Expert Member
******

Karma: 151
Offline Offline

Posts: 3269


« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2009, 08:24:22 AM »

First week at 95f then drop 5 degrees a week till it matches ambient temps. You may still need heat at night for a while as well.
Area should be large enough for them to get out from under the heat.
The birds will "tell you" if the temps are wrong. If they are trying to get away from the heat, it is too hot.
If they pile up under the heat lamp, it is too cold.
Logged
sam-e jo
Senior Member
*****

Karma: 1
Offline Offline

Posts: 109


Personal Text

« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2009, 03:58:00 PM »

 s98I hope all my quail hatch, my first batch ever is in the incubator right now. I have about 26 in it now and 30 are ready to go in.
Logged
Sialia
Senior Member
*****

Karma: 0
Offline Offline

Posts: 72


« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2009, 04:00:01 PM »

 s98

Were these eggs from your birds or shipped eggs?
Logged
Dr Ted
New Member
**

Karma: 0
Offline Offline

Posts: 5

Personal Text

« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2009, 06:15:55 PM »

s98

Were these eggs from your birds or shipped eggs?
. I won 6 quail at an auction, I was getting 3 eggs per day but now am down to 1 not sure why the other 2 hens stoped laying.   this was my first hatching so I was not sure what to expect.  I'm going to try ordering some eggs & see what happens with them next
Logged
Sialia
Senior Member
*****

Karma: 0
Offline Offline

Posts: 72


« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2009, 09:05:46 PM »

Shipped eggs generally have a lower hatch rate.  I'm expecting an order of 500 eggs right now.   I certainly don't expect a 100% hatch rate, but I'd be happy with 50%.  :xing:
Logged
sam-e jo
Senior Member
*****

Karma: 1
Offline Offline

Posts: 109


Personal Text

« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2009, 01:23:53 PM »

My quail do that to, for a while I will get 5 to 6 then all of a sudden for a couple days I only get 2 or 3. I have 8 females and 3 males, I have never had all my females lay though. I have one female that will sit on the eggs though and she will not move till I get almost close enough to pet her then she takes off but always stands in the door and keeps an eye on me,LOL. That is great that they all hatched are they still doing well?
Logged
Dr Ted
New Member
**

Karma: 0
Offline Offline

Posts: 5

Personal Text

« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2009, 06:06:11 PM »

Well it's been a week now and all the babies are doing fine
Logged
sam-e jo
Senior Member
*****

Karma: 1
Offline Offline

Posts: 109


Personal Text

« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2009, 08:01:04 PM »

Thats great news! s98
Logged
Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
« previous next »
 

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP SMF 2.0.15 | SMF © 2017, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!