Using Chicken Egg turner with Quail eggs?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by AimsChickies, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. AimsChickies

    AimsChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone successfully used a chicken egg turner (with the chicken racks in) for quail eggs? i was thinking of putting 2 or so eggs in the chicken egg hole with some mesh in the bottom to hold them in. Would it work?
     
  2. PQ

    PQ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We use cotton in the chicken egg turner and fit the quail egg into the cotton. And yes it works.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    What kind of quail are they? The only quail eggs I have had that didn't flat out fit were buttons. All the others just set right in them, just down a bit lower than chicken eggs [​IMG]
     
  4. lowcountrypoultry

    lowcountrypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Are they chicken turning cups, or universal egg cups?

    Ethier way, unless to make adjustments a button quail egg won't fit, lol!
     
  5. AimsChickies

    AimsChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are the universal egg cups, I was going to put couturnix eggs in there but wanted to try two per cup -- just to get more in there.
     
  6. PoultryScienceAggie

    PoultryScienceAggie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they do fit and will hatch. You can put an egg in the main cup and one on each side pointing upwards.
     
  7. tknjk

    tknjk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW you must have been reading my mind. I was going to ask this question just now.
    If you don't mind I need another one answered so I'm gonna use your thread for it.
    What direction to put a coturnix egg in the incubator?
     
  8. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, I use the hova type turner with the plastic holders. I put 2 or 3 button quail eggs in each cup..
     
  9. horsechick

    horsechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hi,
    Do you put them in little end up?
    Different than chickens eggs??

    Also can you put a cotten ball in each hole and fit a quail egg into the turner?
    Thanks,
    Was looking for a way to do it without buying new quail racks, they are so high.
    Thank you,
    Angela
     
  10. PoultryScienceAggie

    PoultryScienceAggie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the main cup, I just lay them on their sides. On the sides of the main cups, I put them small end down. They hatch fine that way.
     

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