Quail eggs vs. silkie eggs - size?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Thomas423, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. Thomas423

    Thomas423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm buying a new egg turner and was wondering if a quail egg turner would be better for silkie eggs.
    How do they compare in size?
    Thanks
     
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Silkie eggs will not fit in a quail egg turner. They are a tad too big [​IMG]
     
  3. Thomas423

    Thomas423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks very much.
     
  4. Rainwolf

    Rainwolf De La Menagerie

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    maybe a pheasant turner? since they are bigger then quails but smaller then chickens?

    I've never seen a pheasent egg but know the racks are larger then quails and smaller then chickens.
     
  5. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1611M 12VAC Auto Egg Turner with 6 Universal Egg Racks

    will hold from quails to ducks eggs (yes I have hatched ducks with them)

    will not hold Button Quail eggs

    I have hatched so many chicken eggs with whis turner and my Genessis 1588

    now i have 44 Georgia giant quail eggs

    and using this type of turner


    But silkie eggs are bigger than jumbo quail eggs
     
  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:IS THIS THE LG/MILLER OLD STYLE WITH METAL RAILS AND PLASTIC FINGER EGG CUPS? IF SO THEY ARE NICE! AND YES THEY HOLD ALMOST ALL EGGS. ALSO HAVE A LARGER CAPACITY THAN OTHER "RAIL" TYPE SYSTEMS WITH THE SAME FOOT PRINT...
     
  7. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This the turner I have

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  8. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    NO THATS A STANDARD HOVA TURNER...

    THE OLD MILLER/LG TYPE I AM TALKING ABOUT LOOK LIKE THIS...

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    THESE WERE THE OLD STYLE.. BEFORE THEY WENT TO THE PLASTIC CUPS LIKE THE HOVABATOR YOU POSTED... BOTH ARE GOOD BUT THE OLD STYLE MILLER ACTUALLY HOLDS 48 INSTEAD OF 42. NOTE THE CLOS UP OF THE EGG CUPS--- THEY HAVE SOFT PLASTIC FINGERS THAT WILL EXPAND TO HOLD EVEN LARGE DUCK EGGS-- THEY'RE HARD TO FIND ANYMORE WHICH IS A SHAME BECUASE THEY WERE ACTUALLY A LITTLE BETTER FOR VERSATILITY AND CAPACITY.. USES THE SAME MOTOR AS THE NEW STYLE..
     
  9. Madcap621

    Madcap621 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice to know! I have 3 of these, plus 3 of the others, all but one given to me. [​IMG] Guess I will hang on to them! eh
     

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