Why cant I fine any good incubators???!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pringle, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    [​IMG] Ive been looking for places on google that sell quail egg incubators but there arnt any!I mean there are some but they hold like 200 quail eggs.I just want one that can hold somthing like 30 or 50 quail eggs.Do any of you guys know a place that sells somthin like that?
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2009
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    You can use any incubator to hatch quail eggs....you don't have to fill it up with the max number of eggs.
  3. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    get an lg forced air or a hovabator. You can hatch lots of quail in these guys. shucks, I didn't even have the quail cups and was able to hatch buttons with the chicken cups [​IMG]
  4. chickeypoo

    chickeypoo The Enabler

    Feb 4, 2007
    i didn't even have the cups. lol. i just stuck my 20 eggs in. rolled them gently with my hands. and out came 18. LOL:)

    ps that was with a forced air something or other lol. styrofoam is all i know:)
  5. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    Quote:Except for you tinfoil lined hat? [​IMG]

    kidding Sue [​IMG]
  6. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    get a styrofoam box (about $2 here) plug in bulb and light it on, keep it on 37,5 deg and 45% humidity (use thermohygro, i heard $8 in US), insert the eggs. add water jar filled on last three days and keep humidity higher than 65%.

    congrats, you have a *baby*. [​IMG]

    and why you have to curious and confuse to buy a bator. [​IMG]
  7. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 17, 2008
    DC Region
    Any small incubator - LG or Hovabator or Brinsea or even the Lyon Turnx will hatch bunches of quail, with or without "quail" egg turners, or a turner at all, then you turn it... No big deal.

    Or like Mulia said. Build your own - MissPrissy's is a nice foam cooler model, and Speckledhen's is a nicely done Mini-Fridge based incubator. Both work very well.

    It's not rocket science. It does take some learning and some patience.

    But really little kids have built bators that work. And many have made the lamp/lighbulb and box thing work just fine - I just find that low a level of tech annoying, I atleast want a thermostat.

    Lots of options.

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