Help WIth Coturnix Eggs In racks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by robdog, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. robdog

    robdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just bought 3 sets of my quail egg rack for my 3 egg turners.
    My issue is with Coturnix quail eggs where the racks where they turn hit the sides / they fall out when they turn the steepest / and the when I place them in the racks next to eachother The bigger one dont fit next to another egg because their sides hit.

    Any Help???
  2. Scooter&Suzie

    Scooter&Suzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2011
    Do you have normal chicken egg racks? I found that those worked for my coturnix eggs.
  3. robdog

    robdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes but i find it wasteful because quail racks should work and hold 3 times as much than chicken eggs
  4. Tabasco Jack

    Tabasco Jack Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2013
    Draketown, GA
    Don't know what kind of turner you have, but when I use the Hovabator turner with quail racks, I leave one of the racks out. Mine has an alternate set of holes that increases the spacing between the racks.
    If the eggs are all 15-16 grams then I can only fill each rack half full. 13-14 gram eggs I can usually fill the rack totally. And by using the alternate hole spacing the eggs do not hit the adjacent rack.

    Hope this helps.

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