Help picking out the best incubator for quail eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ctubbs78, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. ctubbs78

    ctubbs78 Hatching

    Feb 17, 2015
    I am brand new to raising quail, and I am needing to buy an incubator. Which one is the best? I am not wanting to raise hundreds of birds, but I am wanting to raise 15-30 birds. Which incubator would best suit me?? Please help. -Caleb Message me or 256-347-1884
  2. jobeis

    jobeis In the Brooder

    Mar 4, 2013
    I hatched quail 2 years ago with my Brinsea Mini. It is an expensive little toy but I've had great hatch rates with it on all sorts of eggs: silkies, pheasants and quail. To be fair, I only purchase eggs within 150 mile radius of me - with shipping concerns and all.

    I purchased the small egg disc that goes with it and it can hold something like 12-15 mini eggs? (Can't remember off the top of my head)
  3. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Songster

    Sep 4, 2013
    Lower Alabama
    I hatch around 1,000 quail & 100 chickens a year using cheap bators, a Little Giant and a Hovabator.
    One of mine has an electronic thermostat and the other has a wafer one. The electronic one is MUCH better at holding a steady temperature.
    Forced air is nice but still air works ok.
    Turning racks are a must for a large number of eggs. The chicken egg rack will hold 42 quail or chicken eggs or you can get the proper quail rack and do 120 eggs.
    Seems like last time I bought one the bator was around $60, the rack around $40 and the fan kit $30.

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