Good NOOB Incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by doubleatraining, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. doubleatraining

    doubleatraining Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just picked up 15 quail. I am eager to start raising more. I'm going to try to put some under a broody hen when I happen to have one but with as many eggs as I'm getting already....I'm thinking an incubator as "backup" will be good.

    My biggest restriction is time...I will not be able to turn the eggs since I work 24hrs at a time. Is there a "cheap" starter incubator that turns the eggs? I know you get what you pay for but I would like something that isn't going to break the bank to start off with. [​IMG]
     
  2. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never done quail, but I believe Little Giant has a quail turning rack for one of their incubator models. I hope someone who knows more sees this! Good luck, MW
     
  3. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

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    An LG will run you $40-50 and the turner another $40-50. [​IMG]
    Good luck!
     
  4. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Many folks love and many folks hate the little giant incubator. I HATE it and refer to it as the "murder-bator" as it caused a big loss of chick life to me. I tried it once and sold it to someone who liked 'em. I highly recommend the hovabator with egg turner and you'll need the quail egg racks. Check out ebay for packages that include both. For a newbie, I really do not recommend the LG.
     
  5. fatsu

    fatsu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you already have an incubator and turner you can purchase just the quail racks to replace the chicken sized ones Here. If not Here is a link for the whole kit and caboodle. Hope that helps
     
  6. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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