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The breeding of the Japanese Quail eggs starts on Thursday, May 28th 2020

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, May 28th 2020Start 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, May 29th 2020Keep the breeder closed. Do not open. Don't turn the quail eggs!
215Saturday, May 30th 2020Keep the breeder closed. Do not open. Don't turn the quail eggs!
314Sunday, May 31st 2020Keep the breeder closed. Do not open. Don't turn the quail eggs!
413Monday, June 1st 2020Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
512Tuesday, June 2nd 2020Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
611Wednesday, June 3rd 2020Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
710Thursday, June 4th 2020Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
89Friday, June 5th 2020Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
89Friday, June 5th 2020Take a special lamp and light up / light through the quail eggs.
98Saturday, June 6th 2020Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
107Sunday, June 7th 2020Turn 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, June 8th 2020Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
125Tuesday, June 9th 2020Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
134Wednesday, June 10th 2020Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
143Thursday, June 11th 2020Put the quail eggs on a hatching pad.
Stop turning the eggs.
Increase humidity to 70-80% RH. Don't open the incubator anymore.
161Saturday, June 13th 2020Be 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, June 14th 2020Quail 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, June 15th 2020Move the quail chicks to a special bird chicks brooder or another warm and dry box.
257Monday, June 22nd 2020The first feathers grow (7 days old). Reduce the temperature of heating step by step and day by day.
3517Thursday, July 2nd 2020End of additional heating. (If the room has normal temperature)
4528Sunday, July 12th 2020Approximately beginning of gender separation (after 4 weeks and later)
5942Sunday, July 26th 2020Approximately the earliest day your quail hens will lay eggs (6 weeks and later, in summer)
7356Sunday, August 9th 2020Approximately the time for slaughtering quail roosters (8 weeks and later)
10184Sunday, September 6th 2020Approximately the latest day your quail hens will lay eggs (12 weeks, in winter)