Plastic Egg Trays for Incubators... What are the best sizes?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Wolf-Kim, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 25, 2008
    Okay. I am about to order the plastic incubating trays for my incubator. I would like order as few as possible.

    I hatch quail and chickens, but I would like to order the sizes that are most usable.

    I don't want to have to order a tray for chickens, a tray for quail, a tray for pheasants, and tray for bantams, etc.

    Is it possible to order two sizes to the wide variety of egg sizes?

    How well do chicken eggs sit in a turkey/peafowl egg tray?

    Could you fit turkey and peafowl eggs into chicken trays?

    How well do quail eggs sit in the bantam/pheasant/guinea size try?

    I don't need a tray for goose eggs, those can just sit on the wire rack, since they seem to do better laying on their side anyway.

    Thanks everyone!
  2. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    I prefer medium to large or a size 12...
  3. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
  4. poultrylady

    poultrylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2008
    Delano, Tn.
    I think it depends on how many eggs you want to hatch at one time. A quail tray will hold 124 eggs, if you are getting alot of eggs I believe they are worth buying. I use the quail trays for my quail eggs. They really will not fit in the chicken trays, to small.
    Chicken eggs will ft in the turkey trays, but you cannot put as many eggs in them. The turkey trays I use hold 30 eggs, the chicken trays 48. Sometimes the turkey eggs will fit in the chicken trays, i have had some that were just to large though. If you don't care how many eggs you are hatching at one time a turkey tray will work for the chickens to. I like to put as many eggs as possible in the incubator so I use seperate trays for chickens, turkeys and quail.
    Bantam, pheasents, and guineas will fit in the chicken trays just fine. I order mine from GQF.
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2008
  5. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 25, 2008
    Thank you! There will be 6 trays in my incubator at a time, so I'm not exactly strapped for space. It is a refrigerator incubator, fullsized. I really appreciate the input. I didn't want to have to purchase 6 different sizes of trays, it just seemed like a waste of money. Then again, I am cheap.


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