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The breeding of the Japanese Quail eggs starts on Tuesday, January 31st 2023

Day+Day-DateTo Do List
Leave the fertilized quail eggs untouched for one day after transportation.
017Tuesday, January 31st 2023Start 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.
116Wednesday, February 1st 2023Keep the breeder closed. Do not open. Dont turn the quail eggs.
215Thursday, February 2nd 2023Keep the breeder closed. Don't open. Dont turn the quail eggs.
314Friday, February 3rd 2023Keep the breeder closed. Do not open and dont turn the quail eggs.
413Saturday, February 4th 2023Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions. Check temperature and humidy inside the incubator.
512Sunday, February 5th 2023Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
611Monday, February 6th 2023Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions. Check temperature and humidy inside the incubator.
89Wednesday, February 8th 2023Option: 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.
107Friday, February 10th 2023Turn 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.)
116Saturday, February 11th 2023Same as day 10
125Sunday, February 12th 2023Same as day 10
134Monday, February 13th 2023Same as day 10
143Tuesday, February 14th 2023Put the quail eggs on a hatching pad. Stop turning the eggs. Increase humidity to 70-80% RH. Don't open the incubator anymore.
161Thursday, February 16th 2023Be 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 ...?
170Friday, February 17th 2023Quail 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
181Saturday, February 18th 2023Move the quail chicks to a special bird chicks brooder or another warm and dry box.
257Saturday, February 25th 2023The first feathers grow (7 days old). Reduce the temperature of heating step by step and day by day.
3517Tuesday, March 7th 2023End of additional heating. (If the room has normal temperature)
4528Friday, March 17th 2023Approximately beginning of gender separation (after 4 weeks and later)
5942Friday, March 31st 2023Approximately 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)
7356Friday, April 14th 2023Approximately the time for slaughtering quail roosters (8 weeks or later)
10184Friday, May 12th 2023Approximately the latest day your quail hens will lay eggs (12 weeks, in cold months or in winter)