Can one incubate chicken eggs with quail eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TommyVT05, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Songster

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California

    Just added two quails eggs into the incubator along with some chicken eggs. Will that be ok even though it might hatch a few days later? Not sure which egg its from because I have some of the Valley Quail with the Northern Bobwhites and the egg is like a chicken egg color, brown with dark brown spots. EXACLTY like a normal chicken egg, just 1/8th the size. Haha.

    Anyways, that shouldn't be a problem correct?

    - Tommy
  2. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Crowing

    Jan 7, 2009
    Central Pennsyltucky
    I have mixed eggs (button quail and chickens) in the incubator, but, I would suggest either using a seperate hatcher, or timing everything so that they hatch at the same time. The seperate hatcher would be easier though, so that you don't have monster chickies stomping on your tiny quail during hatch.
  3. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

    Jan 14, 2009
    Marshville NC
    Whoops... He had a duplicate and I answered the "unanswered posts" [​IMG] basically said the same thing but also added that the eggs were valley quail since the bobwhite eggs are white. Also bobwhite take about as long as chickens to begin to lay and the valley quail should be about 6-8 weeks...
  4. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Songster

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California
    I know....

    They are STILL not laying...OMG!!!

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