Hatching Button Quail using home equipment. Button Quail are the smallest of all quail, maturing out at only 3 1/2″ tall. They come in a variety of colors from their native wild color to a tuxedo (pied) to a solid white. With several colors in between. They are easy to keep as adult birds and fairly easy to hatch using some simple procedures. INTRODUCTION. The Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) is the smallest avian species farmed for meat and egg production and it has also assumed as a world wide importance as a laboratory animal (Baumgartner, 1994; Minvielle, 1998; Vali et al., 2005a, b, 2006-2008).
The following tips will help you to hatch quail eggs: 1) Do not add too much water to the machine else it will raise the humidity. An advice here to you is that do not add any water during the incubation process. 2) If you have a still air machine you must set the temperature at 38.5-39 Celsius or 103.1-102.2 degree Fahrenheit.