Can one incubate chicken eggs with quail eggs?

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

  1. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California
    Hello,

    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. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

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    Yes, it will be fine as long as you have a different hatcher... Due to the humidity change and since the eggs have different incubation periods... I have done this before with chicken, coturnix and button quail eggs all in 1 incubator at the same time... Currently I have bobwhite eggs and ringneck pheasant eggs in my incubator at the same time.
     
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  3. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

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    Also, those would be your valley quail eggs... Bobwhite eggs are typically solid white.
     
  4. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2008
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    Sounds good : )
     
  5. destinydot6

    destinydot6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put my button quail eggs in with my chicken eggs in my incubator till my quail incubator is ready how long can they stay together in the same incubator?
     
  6. Cattitude

    Cattitude Chillin' With My Peeps

    We incubate our guinea eggs with our chicken eggs; we have to remember that it takes a week longer for the guineas. [​IMG]
     
  7. ThaJuicyJuice

    ThaJuicyJuice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just did it, all hatched great. I set them all about the same time. It all worked without different hatchers.
     
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  8. destinydot6

    destinydot6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    did you get a good hatch rate with both?
     
  9. ThaJuicyJuice

    ThaJuicyJuice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    80% and up
     
  10. Terri O

    Terri O Chillin' With My Peeps

    What I do is put the guineas in first with the turkeys, then the chicken eggs and lastly the quail eggs---wha-la! They all hatch about the same time! Terri O
     

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