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The breeding of the Japanese Quail eggs starts on Thursday, September 23rd 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, September 23rd 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, September 24th 2021Keep the breeder closed. Do not open. Don't turn the quail eggs!
215Saturday, September 25th 2021Keep the breeder closed. Do not open. Don't turn the quail eggs!
314Sunday, September 26th 2021Keep the breeder closed. Do not open. Don't turn the quail eggs!
413Monday, September 27th 2021Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
512Tuesday, September 28th 2021Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
611Wednesday, September 29th 2021Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
710Thursday, September 30th 2021Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
89Friday, October 1st 2021Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
89Friday, October 1st 2021Take a special lamp and light up / light through the quail eggs.
98Saturday, October 2nd 2021Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
107Sunday, October 3rd 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, October 4th 2021Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
125Tuesday, October 5th 2021Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
134Wednesday, October 6th 2021Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
143Thursday, October 7th 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, October 9th 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, October 10th 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, October 11th 2021Move the quail chicks to a special bird chicks brooder or another warm and dry box.
257Monday, October 18th 2021The first feathers grow (7 days old). Reduce the temperature of heating step by step and day by day.
3517Thursday, October 28th 2021End of additional heating. (If the room has normal temperature)
4528Sunday, November 7th 2021Approximately beginning of gender separation (after 4 weeks and later)
5942Sunday, November 21st 2021Approximately the earliest day your quail hens will lay eggs (6 weeks and later, in summer)
7356Sunday, December 5th 2021Approximately the time for slaughtering quail roosters (8 weeks and later)
10184Sunday, January 2nd 2022Approximately the latest day your quail hens will lay eggs (12 weeks, in winter)