Can I incubate quail and chicken eggs at the same time?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by count duckula, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. count duckula

    count duckula In the Brooder

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    Can I incubate quail and chicken eggs at the same time?
     

  2. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Songster

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    Yes, but the quail eggs will hatch at 18 days. So you'll want to set your chicken eggs a few days before the quail, unless you have a separate bator for hatching in. Also, I'd be worried about the size differential when they hatch, so you'll want to watch carefully. I incubate ducks and quail together, but I hatch them in a separate incubator at separate times so the ducks don't trample the quail. Quail babies are TEENY.

    Good luck!
     
  3. aprophet

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    what kind of quail? my bobs take 22-24 days I have a few gambles in the bator right now they are on day 21 should be here the next day or 2
     
  4. iamcuriositycat

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    Oops--that's right. We have coturnix, and they are 18 days. I forgot that other varieties have different incubation times.
     

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