Quail hatching Guide
Hatching quail eggs can be an exciting and rewarding experience for anyone interested in raising these small game birds. Here are some instructions for hatching quail:
- Set up the incubator: Before you begin, make sure that your incubator is set up and running at the proper temperature and humidity levels. Quail eggs require a temperature of around 99.5°F and a humidity level of around 60%.
- Inspect the eggs: Collect the quail eggs you wish to incubate, making sure they are clean and free from cracks or other damage. It is best to store them in a cool, dry place until you are ready to begin incubating. Hairline cracks are natural from the parents feet sometimes small scratches can be seen, this eggs can be incubated.
- Place the eggs in the incubator: Carefully place the eggs in the incubator, making sure they are not touching each other and are positioned with the larger end slightly elevated. This will help the chicks position themselves properly for hatching.
- Wait for the eggs to hatch: Quail eggs typically take around 17-18 days to hatch. During this time, it is important to monitor the temperature and humidity levels in the incubator and make any adjustments as necessary. Depending on the type of Quail this times vary, for example Georgia Giant take 21-23 days to hatch.
- Provide care for the newborn chicks: Once the chicks have hatched, they will need to be kept warm and dry. Provide them with a brooder box or similar enclosure and make sure they have access to food and water.
Remember, hatching quail eggs requires patience and attention to detail, but with the right care and preparation, you can successfully hatch your own quail chicks.