Can I incubate quail eggs with ringneck pheasant eggs.

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by quails-101, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. quails-101

    quails-101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I incubate quail eggs and pheasant eggs together I know quail eggs take 16/17 days and pheasants take 25. I never incubated them together but I incubate quail eggs at 101.6 degrees Fahrenheit can i incubate pheasant eggs at that temperature. I also have a still air incubator.
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Is the 101.6 reading at the top of the eggs in a still air incubator? If you are only using one incubator----you would have Less trouble if you would set the pheasant eggs then wait about 8 days and set the quail so they all can be "locked Down, humidity increased, hatch at the same time.
     
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  3. quails-101

    quails-101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is 101.6 right at the eggs I put the thermometer cord under an egg in the corner since it is not a air circulated incubator. But I always have very good hatch rates with the automatic egg Turner last hatching season I got 36 chicks out of 42. Thank you.
     
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  4. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you a Hands-on-Hatcher or keep it closed till the hatch is over?
     
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    quails-101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep it closed till the hatch is over but on day 15 I open the air holes. I open the incubator once in the morning and at night throughout the incubation process and any time I feel like opening it. I don't have any problems.
     
  6. 007Sean

    007Sean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, you can if you stagger the set time so they hatch at the same time...suppose to....both will have early starters and late finishers. Keep the humidity between 43 -50% during incubation, then increase to at least 70% at hatching.
    If your already hatching quail at 101.6 deg F. then pheasants will hatch at that temp too. If it were me, I would increase the temp to 102deg.F. at the top of the eggs. A constant temp is important in getting the eggs to hatch at approximately the same time. Also, I would seperate them in the hatcher, if possible, (put in a divider) to prevent trampling to the quail by a much bigger pheasant chick. I would do the same with brooding, in that, I would have seperate brooders for the quail and pheasants. Pheasants develop at a different rate than quail and more than likely will peck at the smaller quail. Good Luck with your hatch. HTH
     
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  7. quails-101

    quails-101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. Yes I have incubated quail and pheasants before just never together. I counted the days on the calender set that the birds hatch all at the same time. Thank you.
     

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