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Re: Quail Breeding

Post by MrMe3257 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:02 pm

I'm gonna be swapping a few of the next gen with a bird guy I know, he has different mutations so I'll swap most of the babies maybe keeping one or two to carry on the line.

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Re: Quail Breeding

Post by MrMe3257 » Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:27 am

Lock Down has BEGUN

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Re: Quail Breeding

Post by Marigold » Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:05 am

Oh great! Keep us posted! Quail babies are so lovely!
I gather you're using an inci this time, not relying on a hen to brood them?
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Re: Quail Breeding

Post by MrMe3257 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:19 pm

I was using an inc but only one was fertile and my first time incubating so it never hatched, my hen that hatched eggs last year is now sitting on at least 5 at the moment

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Re: Quail Breeding

Post by Marigold » Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:43 pm

I wonder how high you had the humidity? Quail eggs are usually easy to hatch so long as you incubate dry, it with no water at all in the inci until 24 hours before hatching. Of course, they do need to be fertile!
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Re: Quail Breeding

Post by MrMe3257 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:04 am

I increased the humidity 3 days before hatch date :/ There was very small amount of yoke left so maybe he drowned?? I was incubating dry

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Re: Quail Breeding

Post by Marigold » Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:20 am

Well, anyway, good luck with your hen, then! She sounds a little sweetie. Do let us know how she gets on.
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