Easiest Setup to Grow Quail - Egg to 5 Weeks Old.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by matefrio, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. matefrio

    matefrio Out Of The Brooder

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    Trying to put together a setup that will:
    Last a long time\\lots of use
    Hold at least 50 eggs - I only plan on doing smaller runs just back to back.
    Built for successful high yield hatching.
    Bullet proof
    Easy to maintain
    Brooder setup that will take 50 newborns to 6 weeks and is easy to use.

    Trying to decide between

    Hova Bator Low Voltage Genesis Egg Incubator 1588 - $119.99
    Octagon 20 Advance - $299.00
    Octagon 20 Advance EX with Humidifier - $399.00

    Looking for advice if the GQF Box Brooder is a good choice as well to take them the 5 weeks after hatching.

    $800 or so would be the upper limit but the more money I save the better at the same time the goals above are important.

    Thanks!!!
     
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  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    I Can Save You Some Money In Your Budget... Ditch All Your Bator Choices And Go With The Oct 20 Eco--- Its More Than Sufficient For Gamebird Eggs And If You Wish To Spend A Tad More Get 1 With The Turning Cradle. You Dont Need The Advance And The Humidity Pump Is Like Hunting Chipmonks With An Elephant Gun On The Octagon Models... Its Originally Designed For Use With The Cabinets And Overkill On Smaller Table Top Models
     
  3. jackson41

    jackson41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The oct 20 so simple to use I had a great hatch rate on my first try!
     
  4. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I LOVE my Genesis incubator! [​IMG]
     
  5. matefrio

    matefrio Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the information so far. The most helpful reviews would be how easy a product is to use, durability and successful hatch rates.

    I've narrowed down these are all well liked. :)

    Think something you'd hand a stranger and after a bit of instructions you'd not worry they'd mess things up.
     
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  6. jackson41

    jackson41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brinsea Octagon 20 manual. Simple and effective. Low cost .
     
  7. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:AMEN... BEST HATCH RATES AND MOST SIMPLE NOT TO MENTION CHEAPEST DATE [​IMG]
     
  8. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Brinsea OCT 40 DX it holds 48 chicken eggs & has auto turner. I've had great hatches with mine. Holds the temp steady which makes for simple hatching.
     
  9. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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