Quail will lay more eggs if they are exposed to more than
16 hours of light.
Ready to hatch?
Before putting your eggs into an incubator, plug it in and make sure the temp is holding at 99.5 - 102
Mark eggs with a pencil or marker with an x on one side and an o on the other. This is for those of us who
have to turn the eggs.
Make sure to turn the eggs at least 3 times a day (turn an odd number of times a day). You
cannot skip weekends you will have deformed chickens or none at all.
You must keep adequate moisture in the incubator
at all times. A small cup or pan will do for your water supply.
Following Tips provided by Lisa,
Once birds hatch, don't offer food or water for one day - enough
time to absorb the rest of the egg yolk
With bobwhites, we've learned through trial and error that birds
that are more than a few days apart will pick on each other - we try to separate the birds every week or so.
To get them to drink for the first time - depending on how many
you have! - you can use a SHALLOW jar lid with a marble or two in it - they will peck at the shiny object and inadvertently
drink, hamster bottle with the metal ball work well, too.
Thanks, Lisa for your tips.
We would like to share your tips and tricks that you have learned
along the way on this page.
Just send us your suggestions and we will be happy to publish them along with giving you
full credit for your ideas and experiences.
Day to Incubate eggs for most Upland Game
Ringneck Pheasant 24-25
Valley Quail 21-22
Golden Pheasant 22-23
Blue Scale 23
Amherst Pheasant 22-23
Gambel Quail 21-22
Reeves Pheasant 24-25
Chukar Partridge 23-24