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The breeding of the Japanese Quail eggs starts on Tuesday, November 12th 2019

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.
017Tuesday, November 12th 2019Start 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.
116Wednesday, November 13th 2019Keep the breeder closed. Do not open. Don't turn the quail eggs!
215Thursday, November 14th 2019Keep the breeder closed. Do not open. Don't turn the quail eggs!
314Friday, November 15th 2019Keep the breeder closed. Do not open. Don't turn the quail eggs!
413Saturday, November 16th 2019Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
512Sunday, November 17th 2019Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
611Monday, November 18th 2019Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
710Tuesday, November 19th 2019Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
89Wednesday, November 20th 2019Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
89Wednesday, November 20th 2019Take a special lamp and light up / light through the quail eggs.
98Thursday, November 21st 2019Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
107Friday, November 22nd 2019Turn 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.)
116Saturday, November 23rd 2019Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
125Sunday, November 24th 2019Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
134Monday, November 25th 2019Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
143Tuesday, November 26th 2019Put the quail eggs on a hatching pad.
Stop turning the eggs.
Increase humidity to 70-80% RH. Don't open the incubator anymore.
161Thursday, November 28th 2019Be 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 ...?
170Friday, November 29th 2019Quail 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
181Saturday, November 30th 2019Move the quail chicks to a special bird chicks brooder or another warm and dry box.
257Saturday, December 7th 2019The first feathers grow (7 days old). Reduce the temperature of heating step by step and day by day.
3517Tuesday, December 17th 2019End of additional heating. (If the room has normal temperature)
4528Friday, December 27th 2019Approximately beginning of gender separation (after 4 weeks and later)
5942Friday, January 10th 2020Approximately the earliest day your quail hens will lay eggs (6 weeks and later, in summer)
7356Friday, January 24th 2020Approximately the time for slaughtering quail roosters (8 weeks and later)
10184Friday, February 21st 2020Approximately the latest day your quail hens will lay eggs (12 weeks, in winter)