chicken and quail?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tsagirl, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    Eugene,OR
    OK yea I am evil and preparing for my next hatch next month! [​IMG][​IMG] Its so funny because I have not even really started this hatch that will be staggered with eggs coming in at random times. LOL!
    Anyway the question is I am getting quail eggs and my daughters school wants to hatch them out and I do have a hatcher as well as a incubator. Sooooo question is can we do Chicken eggs and Quail eggs? I know they come out at different times which is fine because of having the hatcher, but...... do quail need different temps or humidity during just the days in the incubator???
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    I just think it would be awsome for them to see chicks and quail chicks as well and it will be a lot easier to candle chicken eggs when the time comes.

    OK thanks everyone!! [​IMG]
     
  2. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2008
    WY
    No, they don't require different temps or humidity. Just stop turning the quail 3 days before hatch, just like the chickens! What kind of quail are you hatching?
     
  3. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    Eugene,OR
    Hey Cher,
    Good to know!!
    We are gonna hatch cornix and button quail. I have never hatched quail before so this will be a adventure. I know we will probably have to seperate in different brooders when they get a couple of days old, but at least it would be neat to hatch both for the class and chickens so the kids can see whats going on candling with the projector. [​IMG][​IMG]
    Thank you for your info!
    So temps and humidity are the same?
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  4. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2008
    WY
    Yup! They're the same! I'll warn you, buttons are the size of bumble bees when they're born! Here's a good website for info on buttons!
    http://www.ncws.com/mcdonald/

    I'm getting coturnix eggs soon, too. I've already hatched one batch of buttons, one in the bator, and 2 more (about 100) eggs on the way!
     
  5. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    for both quail ya move to the hatcher on day 14 not 18 like a chicken with temps and humidity the same. those little buggers pop like popcorn it's different than hatching out chicks they will love it!! my buttons where the size of an adult bumble bee hummingbird they are very little, my coturnix where about 3 x's the size of the buttons. yes u can do them at the same time we have lots of times.
    silkie
     
  6. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2008
    WY
    They certainly do POP! I didn't see any of mine hatch, they were so quick about it!
     
  7. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    Eugene,OR
    OH now I am excited for the kids!!!
    Ok good site to for the button quail! I will keep that for them to look at and me.
    Ohhh yea!!!
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  8. Dodgegal79

    Dodgegal79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck. I hatched some banty chicks with my Cortunix and they are even being brooded together right now. The chicks keep trying to play fight (mini cock fighting) with the quail chicks and they don't have a clue what the chick is doing. The quail can also fly a bit, and the chicks can't , but they try.
     

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