Quail eggs in a turner (not a small quail turner)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Yogalady, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. Yogalady

    Yogalady In the Brooder

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    A standard egg turner.....
    Do I put cotton in the egg cup to help keep the quail eggs a bit stable if I haven't purchased an actual egg turner specific for the smaller eggs???
     

  2. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Songster

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    Good question...I'll wait for some answers too.... [​IMG]
     
  3. KellyHM

    KellyHM Crowing

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    I usually cut out the cups from a carton and stick them in there...that way I can fit 2 quail eggs (or 4 Button eggs) in one holder and not take up as much room. [​IMG]
     
  4. Yogalady

    Yogalady In the Brooder

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    ahhh OK so then the good news is that the cotton will not suck up too much of the humidity? I am figuring that I'll need a little extra humidity just from the added porous material...
     
  5. KellyHM

    KellyHM Crowing

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    I don't use cotton, but you will probably have to add more water than normal if you do.
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    What kind of eggs do you have? The only eggs I have done that didn't fit in the chicken cups were button quail eggs. They fall right through!
     

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