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Quail and Chicken Eggs- Able to co-incubate?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Wolf-Kim, May 23, 2008.

  1. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Songster

    Jan 25, 2008
    Can I incubate quail and chicken eggs at the same time? I know the hatch times are different, but other than that any issues?

  2. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I have done it and they are fine together. I set the chicken eggs first then wait 5 days and set the coturnix quail eggs so they all hatch at the same time. Works great that way. Just adjust the days to match so they hatch on the same day. Since different quail take different days to incubate. I have mountain quail in now with some serama eggs.
    Last edited: May 23, 2008
  3. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Songster

    Jan 25, 2008
    I have White Coturnix quail eggs coming. I already have chicken eggs in the incubator, one batch due to hatch next Tuesday and another a couple weeks from today. I run a seperate hatcher, so staggard hatches aren't a problem for me.

    Thanks! I wasn't sure if I had missed something.

  4. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    I've done Bobwhites, Chukar and Chickens all in the same bator. Worked fine for me. Good luck! [​IMG]
  5. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    Mar 3, 2008
    Yep, same temps/humidity... just different hatch dates. [​IMG] good luck!! [​IMG]

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