Stacking eggs during incubation

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sethc, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. Sethc

    Sethc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 105 quail eggs and my brinsea octagon 20 incubator only holds 60-75 eggs depending on size and how you place them. I could try and borrow an incubator but I dont want to use someone else's for 22-23 days. So I was wondering if could place eggs on top of each other and then a few days before hatching put some in a borrowed incubator to allow for more room while hatching. So there would be 4 eggs on the bottom and one sitting in the middle on top. I didn't know if that would harm the eggs were they touched. If anyone has tried this or has any insight on the matter could you please send me that information. Thanks.
     
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  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    If you can candle quail eggs at 10 days like chicken eggs, you will probably have more room since some of the eggs may not be developing. I have had 2 layers of chicken eggs in my incubators several times and still had good hatch rates. Be sure to let us know how this turns out !
     
  3. Sethc

    Sethc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't candled bobwhites before but I have candled coturnix but they were very dark eggs and I had a very hard time telling if it was fertile so I hope bobwhites will be easier. I try to keep you posted on how they do. They are shipped eggs though so I'm sure their hatch rate will be lower.
     
  4. Sethc

    Sethc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Enola I just received the eggs and looks like I won't have to stack them because 10 of them were broken from shipping and another 12 had un-attached air sacs because they bounced upside down during shipping.:( The seller had excellent reviews so I thought they would package eggs better, but it did fill my incubator up to the brim. :)
     

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