Can Quail and Chickens be Incubated Together?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by JekkaLynn, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. JekkaLynn

    JekkaLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you start the quail a few days later can they be incubated with chicken eggs?
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    If you start with disease free eggs from the finest stock in the land, you can incubate all these eggs together. (disease prevention between the two species) Staggard hatches are possible if you use a hatcher and removed eggs that are in lock down to a hatcher and let the rest of the eggs continue to incubate.

    I do not recommend you brood these chicks together however for many reasons from size difference, feed difference, different heat requirements and of course back to the disease issue.

    I personally would incubate quail eggs and chicken eggs in two separate incubators, but it can be done.
     
  3. JekkaLynn

    JekkaLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I plan to hatch in baskets so they won't be interacting and they will be brooded separately. I am already going to be running two small incubators...maybe I will make a cooler bator for hatching them. It depends on time and resources.
     

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