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Quails vs. Chickens

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Clement Quails, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. Clement Quails

    Clement Quails Out Of The Brooder

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    I have hatched Chinese Blue Breasted quails and Texas A&M quails now I'm trying to hatch Silkie and Delaware eggs my question is, is it any harder to hatch chicken eggs, I've done research but I'd like input from someone who's hatched quail and chickens before any input or tips would be greatly appreciated ...Thanks
     
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Not at all, time line is longer, but if you are hatching quail you should be good with chickens.
     
  3. Clement Quails

    Clement Quails Out Of The Brooder

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    I know chickens are 21 days but my silkie eggs are due to hatch today but I was worried because they had a rough ride through the post office most of them were cracked so if I don't do well with the silkies I don't want to mess up with my delaware, rhode island red, and barred rock eggs I will be getting I have the temp set at 101 and I have water where it needs to be and I'm turning them 3 times a day like the quails but I didn't know if it was harder to hatch because sometimes I loose a couple quail and I'm hoping I don't loose any chicks and have a decent hate rate [​IMG]
     
  4. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    i've hatched both.. chickens take longer to actually hatch than quail do.. so you won't see chickens "popcorning" out like baby quail.. from pip to zip seems to take longer

    other than that both are pretty much the same.. just quail can't take as much of a chill as chickens can.. mainly because the chicken eggs are larger and so they hang on to the heat longer
     
  5. Clement Quails

    Clement Quails Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much for the help! I just saw my first peep hole on one of my eggs
     
  6. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Portland, OR
    Quote:Yup, it seemed like I would look in, and all the quail eggs were whole, then id look again and there would be baby quail and broken eggs all over. I like that term "popcorning". That's exactly what its like!

    I have 2 bantam chicken eggs hatching now, and its day 19. The eggs are small and under a huge hen, so I'm assuming that's why they are hatching early....but it taked those little chicks (chickens) a long time to hatch. The full sized eggs haven't even started chiirping from inside the egg yet.
     

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