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The breeding of the Japanese Quail eggs starts on Monday, June 21st 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.
017Monday, June 21st 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.
116Tuesday, June 22nd 2021Keep the breeder closed. Do not open. Don't turn the quail eggs!
215Wednesday, June 23rd 2021Keep the breeder closed. Do not open. Don't turn the quail eggs!
314Thursday, June 24th 2021Keep the breeder closed. Do not open. Don't turn the quail eggs!
413Friday, June 25th 2021Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
512Saturday, June 26th 2021Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
611Sunday, June 27th 2021Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
710Monday, June 28th 2021Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
89Tuesday, June 29th 2021Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
89Tuesday, June 29th 2021Take a special lamp and light up / light through the quail eggs.
98Wednesday, June 30th 2021Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
107Thursday, July 1st 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.)
116Friday, July 2nd 2021Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
125Saturday, July 3rd 2021Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
134Sunday, July 4th 2021Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
143Monday, July 5th 2021Put 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 7th 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 ...?
170Thursday, July 8th 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
181Friday, July 9th 2021Move the quail chicks to a special bird chicks brooder or another warm and dry box.
257Friday, July 16th 2021The first feathers grow (7 days old). Reduce the temperature of heating step by step and day by day.
3517Monday, July 26th 2021End of additional heating. (If the room has normal temperature)
4528Thursday, August 5th 2021Approximately beginning of gender separation (after 4 weeks and later)
5942Thursday, August 19th 2021Approximately the earliest day your quail hens will lay eggs (6 weeks and later, in summer)
7356Thursday, September 2nd 2021Approximately the time for slaughtering quail roosters (8 weeks and later)
10184Thursday, September 30th 2021Approximately the latest day your quail hens will lay eggs (12 weeks, in winter)