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The breeding of the Japanese Quail eggs starts on Wednesday, April 1st 2020

Day+Day-DateTo Do
If you have quail eggs from other quail breeders and you got it per parcel, leave them untouched for one day.
017Wednesday, April 1st 2020Start the incubation process: Clean and disinfect the breeding machine. Fill in the water. Set the incubator's humidity to 60%-65%. Put the fertilized quail breeding eggs into the incubator and mark them if needed. Increase the temperature in the incubator slowly to 37.7 centigrade.
116Thursday, April 2nd 2020Keep the breeder closed. Do not open. Don't turn the quail eggs!
215Friday, April 3rd 2020Keep the breeder closed. Do not open. Don't turn the quail eggs!
314Saturday, April 4th 2020Keep the breeder closed. Do not open. Don't turn the quail eggs!
413Sunday, April 5th 2020Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
512Monday, April 6th 2020Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
611Tuesday, April 7th 2020Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
710Wednesday, April 8th 2020Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
89Thursday, April 9th 2020Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
89Thursday, April 9th 2020Take a special lamp and light up / light through the quail eggs.
98Friday, April 10th 2020Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
107Saturday, April 11th 2020Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
Optionally from day 10 to 14: Open the incubation machine and let the fertilized quail eggs cool down for about 15 minutes. (Controversial discussion, the effects on the hatching result are not proven.)
116Sunday, April 12th 2020Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
125Monday, April 13th 2020Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
134Tuesday, April 14th 2020Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
143Wednesday, April 15th 2020Put the quail eggs on a hatching pad.
Stop turning the eggs.
Increase humidity to 70-80% RH. Don't open the incubator anymore.
161Friday, April 17th 2020Be prepared to welcome the new-born quail chicks. Do you have a bird chick brooder, a heater or a heating lamp, special quail chicks food, water ...?
170Saturday, April 18th 2020Quail chick's hatching day!
End of incubation.
Leave the quail chicks in the incubator for a day (optional).

More information und forecasts about this breeding process

DayDayDateTo Do
181Sunday, April 19th 2020Move the quail chicks to a special bird chicks brooder or another warm and dry box.
257Sunday, April 26th 2020The first feathers grow (7 days old). Reduce the temperature of heating step by step and day by day.
3517Wednesday, May 6th 2020End of additional heating. (If the room has normal temperature)
4528Saturday, May 16th 2020Approximately beginning of gender separation (after 4 weeks and later)
5942Saturday, May 30th 2020Approximately the earliest day your quail hens will lay eggs (6 weeks and later, in summer)
7356Saturday, June 13th 2020Approximately the time for slaughtering quail roosters (8 weeks and later)
10184Saturday, July 11th 2020Approximately the latest day your quail hens will lay eggs (12 weeks, in winter)