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

    2,505
    25
    201
    Jun 23, 2011
    Pennsylvania
    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

    521
    284
    151
    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.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by