How many in an LG Forced air?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bettacreek, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, I've caught a hatching bug, and I'm wondering, with cartons, how many eggs of each kind of bird can I hatch in a forced air LG? Mainly curious about regular chicken, bantam chicken and different quail eggs. I know it's supposed to hold about 30 regular chicken eggs, but that's if they're laying down. Plus, I'd love to know how many coturnix or button eggs would fit using a carton method and also how many if they were laid down. Thanks guys. [​IMG]
     
  2. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i can fit 4 doz N.H.Reds in my lg, but i only do 36 at atime be cause when they hatch it is tight for all of them in there. william
     
  3. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Hmmm, smexy! *Daydreams about all of the baby chickies that will be hatched in the bator*
     
  4. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is some chicks i just had hatch today in my LG, it was 34 N.H.Reds and 14 ross
     
  5. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Zomg! They're too cute! Come on Saturday! Crap, I get the incubator on Saturday, but won't have anything to put into it... Hrmm, what a conundrum. I have to be careful, because I have silkie eggs scheduled for the week of 2/23, but I don't think I can let the bator just sit there empty that entire time, it would be such a shame, lol.
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    If you had the egg turners, it could hold 41 chicken or duck eggs, and 120 quail. It can hold more than that without the turner [​IMG] DipsyDoodleDoo had a post a week or so ago that showed hers with 48 duck eggs in it!
     

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