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The breeding of the Japanese Quail eggs starts on Thursday, April 22nd 2021

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.
017Thursday, April 22nd 2021Start 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.
116Friday, April 23rd 2021Keep the breeder closed. Do not open. Don't turn the quail eggs!
215Saturday, April 24th 2021Keep the breeder closed. Do not open. Don't turn the quail eggs!
314Sunday, April 25th 2021Keep the breeder closed. Do not open. Don't turn the quail eggs!
413Monday, April 26th 2021Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
512Tuesday, April 27th 2021Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
611Wednesday, April 28th 2021Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
710Thursday, April 29th 2021Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
89Friday, April 30th 2021Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
89Friday, April 30th 2021Take a special lamp and light up / light through the quail eggs.
98Saturday, May 1st 2021Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
107Sunday, May 2nd 2021Turn 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.)
116Monday, May 3rd 2021Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
125Tuesday, May 4th 2021Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
134Wednesday, May 5th 2021Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
143Thursday, May 6th 2021Put the quail eggs on a hatching pad.
Stop turning the eggs.
Increase humidity to 70-80% RH. Don't open the incubator anymore.
161Saturday, May 8th 2021Be 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 ...?
170Sunday, May 9th 2021Quail 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
181Monday, May 10th 2021Move the quail chicks to a special bird chicks brooder or another warm and dry box.
257Monday, May 17th 2021The first feathers grow (7 days old). Reduce the temperature of heating step by step and day by day.
3517Thursday, May 27th 2021End of additional heating. (If the room has normal temperature)
4528Sunday, June 6th 2021Approximately beginning of gender separation (after 4 weeks and later)
5942Sunday, June 20th 2021Approximately the earliest day your quail hens will lay eggs (6 weeks and later, in summer)
7356Sunday, July 4th 2021Approximately the time for slaughtering quail roosters (8 weeks and later)
10184Sunday, August 1st 2021Approximately the latest day your quail hens will lay eggs (12 weeks, in winter)