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post #21 of 27

Well, I think I can take it from this point anyways.  I just need something that will hold the massive James Marie Farms eggs that I have coming.

post #22 of 27
This guy is on a few of the quail Facebook groups as well. Might try and find him there. I think they are World of Quail and Quail Breeders of the World.

I found this thread from a link he posted in one of those groups.
post #23 of 27

I know this thread has long been dead, but I ran across it looking for ideas.

Seems to me that, if you don't mind permanently altering the rails that come with the turner, you could put together two rows of this pvc pipe per rail and glue them to the chicken egg rails. Seems to me that there'd be enough room for them to turn properly without interference. I may have to do some experimentation, but it'd be cheaper than buying quail rails. Hmmm... :idunno

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post #24 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by RoosterRoo View Post
 

I came up with an idea for my Quail eggs. I was tired of buying egg turners ($39.99) and then have to buy the Quail rails (additional $14.99) not including shipping if needed! So I am making my own! Lets just say my way does 150 in the same area as just the Quail rails! Figure in the frame for the store bought and I could add another 25 making a total of 175ct egg turner for about 1/4 of the price!!!

 

Items used for build:

1 length (10') of 3/4" PVC schedule 40 ($2.25) Not all was used

1 Replacement egg turner motor ($9.99 HERE) I am sure you can find it cheaper on ebay

Some type of glue

 

 

You take a dash of these

 

 

and a pinch of this

 

and you get this (150ct capacity)

 

It can be made larger if needed! }:)

post #25 of 27

Does anyone know if this worked? I made an awesome incubator that I need to add 2 racks.....

post #26 of 27

I went on the basic idea, and used the existing turner rails I already had. I glued two rows of the PVC pipe pieces to each chicken egg rail. It works great, although the larger quail eggs once in awhile shift and have to be repositioned, since they don't set in the rails quite as far down as the others do. I let it out-gas anything it might put off for about 2 weeks, then set it in my incubator. It's been successfully hatching quail for months!

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post #27 of 27

I only saved the pics of the idea I went on on this laptop, and haven't gotten any of the end set-up on here yet, but you can probably figure it out from these:

/\ This was the original idea laid onto existing rails to show the difference. I immediately thought there was no reason that they couldn't be made into double rows to fit onto the turner's existing rails.

/\ Here's the whole thing on one image, his idea + the explanation of my idea. Hopefully they explain clearly enough that people can understand it.

 

I left the area nearest the turner empty, making that particular row shorter, but the rest of them hold 24 eggs each - more than my store-bought quail rails hold. :clap

 

IF I remember to, I will either find my old pics of when I was making mine, or take new pics to show what they look like now. I am not always good at remembering things like that. I never was very good at it, but now, with the strong pain meds I'm on, it's worse. *sigh* My house is papered with post-it notes on various things I need to remember, and my phone is more of an alarm clock/calendar than a phone. I will add a few more to remind me of this, LOL! 

 

(edited to correct the egg count per row)


Edited by nightowl223 - 4/5/16 at 10:46am
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