Hatching Coturnix Quail

Hatching coturnix quail is very similar to hatching chicken eggs. They just take less time in the incubator!

Quail start to lay really young, typically 6-8 weeks of age. They are fertile at about seven weeks.

These are just much tinier and a little harder to stand up on their pointer end in a chicken egg carton. Collect for up to a week.

Do not wash your eggs as you collect them for your incubator. Avoid excessively large or small eggs.

You want to turn your eggs 3-5 times a day. This is important for the development of chicks.

Quail only take 18 days to hatch, everything with quail is sped up a little. This means you will need to stop turning the eggs are day 15 and make sure that the humidity is up for hatching.