Quail and chicken at the same incubator?

Maiahr

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Question. Can I hatch quail and chicken together in the same incubator? Has anybody done this? I put the chicken eggs, then 3 days later I put the quail eggs. Lockdown all the same time and in the same incubator. I could put a plastic divider in the incubator during lockdown so the chicken do not crash the quail after hatching.
 

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You could do it that way but I recommend that you set all the eggs at the same time.
That way the quail will be out before the chickens hatch. That will prevent all kinds of issues.
 

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Question. Can I hatch quail and chicken together in the same incubator? Has anybody done this? I put the chicken eggs, then 3 days later I put the quail eggs. Lockdown all the same time and in the same incubator. I could put a plastic divider in the incubator during lockdown so the chicken do not crash the quail after hatching.
I have hatched like that without issue of course fewer chickens than quail....as long as monitored shouldn’t need divider
 

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IMO, those concerns are less of a problem than hatching chickens and quail together.
Humidity bounces around in nature. A setting hen can't control a rainstorm or dry spell so it won't hurt to raise the humidity for a couple days as long as the chicken eggs have lost sufficient weight to that point. It isn't about daily humidity %, it is about weight loss throughout incubation. It should be about 13%.
Turning is not essential after the first two weeks.
 

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