Incubating Bobwhite Quail Eggs

Incubation Period

The incubation period for bobwhite quail eggs is 23-24 days.

Incubation Temperature

The temperature in the incubator for bobwhite quail eggs is 99.5 degrees fahrenheit.

Humidity Levels

The humidity level (wet bulb thermometer) for bobwhite quail eggs is 84-86 degrees fahrenheit.

Final Day Of Egg Rotation

The final day of egg rotation for bobwhite quail eggs is day 21.

Please note that all of this information is only a guide and that this information may differ according to the incubator manufacturer’s guide.

Always consult the manufacturer’s guide when using an incubator and automatic egg turner.

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6 thoughts on “Incubating Bobwhite Quail Eggs”

  1. Hi rc4000,
    Thanks for visiting farmingfriends and for your question. I have read that for bobwhite quail the ideal temperature in a forced-air incubator should be 99.5 degrees F with a relative humidity at approximately 60 percent.
    Hope this helps. Let me know how you get on when you incubate your eggs.
    Kind regards
    sara @ farmingfriends

  2. Hi
    I was wondering what percentage the humidity has to be. I have a Hygrometer in a air forced incubator. At the moment with a small cup of water the humidity is at 20%, and the temperature is just over 100oc. Will i need to change any of these?


  3. Hi Moey,
    Thanks for visiting farmingfriends and leaving your comment.
    You can make your own incubator using a cardboard box, wood or a polystyrene box and a heat lamp and making your own wet bulb for the humidity.
    Check out these links:

    I have not built my own poultry egg incubator but use a hovabator incubator for hatching my poultry eggs.

    Here is some info about the wet bulb thermometer

    You can get the correct temperature and heat element by using a heat lamp and having a thermometer attached to your homemade incubator so that you can check the temperature is correct.

    Hope this is useful. Let me know if you have anymore questions.
    I recently set up a forum with a section on incubating and hatching that is free.
    Kind regards
    Sara @ farmingfriends

  4. hello, i am so interested in hatching some quail eggs, and i came up with the idea of making an incubator myself, im just unsure about some procedures of how to make one, eg: the humidity, the teperature, the heating please, if anybody can help me please allow me to have some sort of contact in order to know what to do. my email is
    kind regards

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