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Calculate the incubation time for Japanese Quail Breeding Eggs © Tino Bellmann

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The breeding of the Japanese Quail eggs starts on Saturday, July 13th 2024

Day+Day-DateTo Do List
Leave the fertilized quail eggs untouched for one day after transportation.
017Saturday, July 13th 2024Start the incubation process: Clean and disinfect the breeding machine. Fill in the water. Put the fertilized quail breeding eggs into the incubator and mark them if needed. Set the incubator's humidity to 60%-65%. Increase the temperature in the incubator slowly to 37.7 centigrade.
116Sunday, July 14th 2024Keep the breeder closed. Do not open. Dont turn the quail eggs.
215Monday, July 15th 2024Keep the breeder closed. Don't open. Dont turn the quail eggs.
314Tuesday, July 16th 2024Keep the breeder closed. Do not open and dont turn the quail eggs.
413Wednesday, July 17th 2024Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions. Check temperature and humidy inside the incubator.
512Thursday, July 18th 2024Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
611Friday, July 19th 2024Turn the quails eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions. Check temperature and humidy inside the incubator.
89Sunday, July 21st 2024Option: Take a special lamp and light up / light through the quail eggs. If you have enough experience with this, remove unfertilized eggs from the breeding machine. As a newbie, dont.
107Tuesday, July 23rd 2024Turn 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 really proven.)
116Wednesday, July 24th 2024Same as day 10
125Thursday, July 25th 2024Same as day 10
134Friday, July 26th 2024Same as day 10
143Saturday, July 27th 2024Put the quail eggs on a hatching pad. Stop turning the eggs. Increase humidity to 70-80% RH. Don't open the incubator anymore.
161Monday, July 29th 2024Be prepared to welcome the new-born quail chicks. Do you have a chicken home or bird chick brooder, a heater or a heating lamp, special quail chicks food, water ...?
170Tuesday, July 30th 2024Quail chicks 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 List
181Wednesday, July 31st 2024Move the quail chicks to a special bird chicks brooder or another warm and dry box.
257Wednesday, August 7th 2024The first feathers grow (7 days old). Reduce the temperature of heating step by step and day by day.
3517Saturday, August 17th 2024End of additional heating. (If the room has normal temperature)
4528Tuesday, August 27th 2024Approximately beginning of gender separation (after 4 weeks and later)
5942Tuesday, September 10th 2024Approximately the earliest day your quail hens will lay eggs (6 weeks in summer or 2-4 week later, maybe in cold spring months, up to 12 weeks in winter)
7356Tuesday, September 24th 2024Approximately the time for slaughtering quail roosters (8 weeks or later)
10184Tuesday, October 22nd 2024Approximately the latest day your quail hens will lay eggs (12 weeks, in cold months or in winter)