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The breeding of the Japanese Quail eggs starts on Monday, July 04th 2022

Day+Day-DateTo Do List
Leave the fertilized quail eggs untouched for one day after transportation.
017Monday, July 04th 2022Start the incubation process: Clean and disinfect the breeding machine. Fill in the water. Put the fertilized quail breeding eggs into the incubator and mark them if needed. Set the incubator's humidity to 60%-65%. Increase the temperature in the incubator slowly to 37.7 centigrade.
116Tuesday, July 5th 2022Keep the breeder closed. Do not open. Dont turn the quail eggs.
215Wednesday, July 6th 2022Keep the breeder closed. Don't open. Dont turn the quail eggs.
314Thursday, July 7th 2022Keep the breeder closed. Do not open and dont turn the quail eggs.
413Friday, July 8th 2022Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions. Check temperature and humidy inside the incubator.
512Saturday, July 9th 2022Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
611Sunday, July 10th 2022Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions. Check temperature and humidy inside the incubator.
89Tuesday, July 12th 2022Option: Take a special lamp and light up / light through the quail eggs. If you have enough experience with this, remove unfertilized eggs from the breeding machine. As a newbie, dont.
107Thursday, July 14th 2022Turn 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 really proven.)
116Friday, July 15th 2022Same as day 10
125Saturday, July 16th 2022Same as day 10
134Sunday, July 17th 2022Same as day 10
143Monday, July 18th 2022Put the quail eggs on a hatching pad. Stop turning the eggs. Increase humidity to 70-80% RH. Don't open the incubator anymore.
161Wednesday, July 20th 2022Be prepared to welcome the new-born quail chicks. Do you have a chicken home or bird chick brooder, a heater or a heating lamp, special quail chicks food, water ...?
170Thursday, July 21st 2022Quail chicks 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 List
181Friday, July 22nd 2022Move the quail chicks to a special bird chicks brooder or another warm and dry box.
257Friday, July 29th 2022The first feathers grow (7 days old). Reduce the temperature of heating step by step and day by day.
3517Monday, August 8th 2022End of additional heating. (If the room has normal temperature)
4528Thursday, August 18th 2022Approximately beginning of gender separation (after 4 weeks and later)
5942Thursday, September 1st 2022Approximately the earliest day your quail hens will lay eggs (6 weeks in summer or 2-4 week later, maybe in cold spring months, up to 12 weeks in winter)
7356Thursday, September 15th 2022Approximately the time for slaughtering quail roosters (8 weeks or later)
10184Thursday, October 13th 2022Approximately the latest day your quail hens will lay eggs (12 weeks, in cold months or in winter)