Question for those who hatch quail AND chix

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by HHandbasket, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    I am curious as to whether or not the quail egg turners available for the Hovabator and LG, etc., will also accommodate bantam chicken eggs?
  2. peej

    peej Out Of The Brooder

    May 2, 2011
    how big are those eggs your are talking about? The Hova-Bator pretty much accommodates any sizes you have!
  3. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    It's not the bator I asked about. It's the egg TURNER I asked about. Will bantam chicken eggs fit in the quail egg turners that are made for the Hovabators and/or LGs?
  4. Alexander

    Alexander Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2011
    Probably not.

    I am not sure though.
  5. jfulcher

    jfulcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2011
    Tucson, AZ 85712
  6. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    Darnit! I wanted to get an auto-turner for the LG because we do 1-2 all-bantam hatches a year, and it would be nice if I didn't have to manually turn them.

    Oh well. Right now, I have banty eggs cookin' under a broody hen, so I'll just have to use broodies for my banty hatches from now on.
  7. jfulcher

    jfulcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2011
    Tucson, AZ 85712
    Quote:I have personally seen the egg racks at the store at it is verrrrrry small for quail... But it may be possible to interchange the racks........ E-mail an look into it... I am no pro I am buyin my 1st LG friday. And hatching quail out of it.
  8. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    Banty eggs also vary in size. I had some bantam WFBS eggs recently, and they were tinier than even most of the quail eggs I've seen! The sebright eggs I've had in the past were roughly the same size as the quail eggs, so I was hoping a quail egg turner would suffice for use with banty eggs. Other bantams lay somewhat larger eggs--my silkies and d'uccles, for example, hatched from pretty small eggs, as well, but I think they were a little tiny bit bigger than the tiny sebright and WFBS eggs I had in the past.
  9. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2010
    chesapeake Va.
    Quote:some of my serama eggs fit in my quail rails some are the same size as large fowl eggs they do not fit I have 2 sets of chicken rails and quail rails I can mix and match whatever combo I am hatching that week

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