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The breeding of the Japanese Quail eggs starts on Thursday, January 20th 2022

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, January 20th 2022Start 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, January 21st 2022Keep the breeder closed. Do not open. Don't turn the quail eggs!
215Saturday, January 22nd 2022Keep the breeder closed. Do not open. Don't turn the quail eggs!
314Sunday, January 23rd 2022Keep the breeder closed. Do not open. Don't turn the quail eggs!
413Monday, January 24th 2022Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
512Tuesday, January 25th 2022Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
611Wednesday, January 26th 2022Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
710Thursday, January 27th 2022Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
89Friday, January 28th 2022Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
89Friday, January 28th 2022Take a special lamp and light up / light through the quail eggs.
98Saturday, January 29th 2022Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
107Sunday, January 30th 2022Turn 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, January 31st 2022Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
125Tuesday, February 1st 2022Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
134Wednesday, February 2nd 2022Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
143Thursday, February 3rd 2022Put the quail eggs on a hatching pad.
Stop turning the eggs.
Increase humidity to 70-80% RH. Don't open the incubator anymore.
161Saturday, February 5th 2022Be 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, February 6th 2022Quail 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, February 7th 2022Move the quail chicks to a special bird chicks brooder or another warm and dry box.
257Monday, February 14th 2022The first feathers grow (7 days old). Reduce the temperature of heating step by step and day by day.
3517Thursday, February 24th 2022End of additional heating. (If the room has normal temperature)
4528Sunday, March 6th 2022Approximately beginning of gender separation (after 4 weeks and later)
5942Sunday, March 20th 2022Approximately the earliest day your quail hens will lay eggs (6 weeks and later, in summer)
7356Sunday, April 3rd 2022Approximately the time for slaughtering quail roosters (8 weeks and later)
10184Sunday, May 1st 2022Approximately the latest day your quail hens will lay eggs (12 weeks, in winter)