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Post by leytonryan on Thu May 08, 2008 10:01 am

Morning all probably stupid question, can you incubate duck and quail eggs, i know duck eggs take 23 days to hatch and quials 16.

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Re: duck and quail eggs

Post by internet_nobody on Thu May 08, 2008 10:57 am

Jap quail take 18 days.

Ducks have different ideal humidity levels to quail, so i'm not sure how good an idea it is to incubate together.
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Post by rohraen on Thu May 08, 2008 11:09 am

ducks take 28.

i incubate mine together in a dry incubator, just put them in smaller incubators to hatch seperatly just before they pip.

just hatched cpq, japs, californians, chucks and indian runners!

( must say, not all for me, some are for friends/neighbours! )

it wouldnt work all in the same incubator lol
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Re: duck and quail eggs

Post by leytonryan on Thu May 08, 2008 11:38 am

So what your saying is that i could put them together put just before they pip i should get the out?? i think humidity levels at the begining are the same.

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Re: duck and quail eggs

Post by leytonryan on Thu May 08, 2008 11:40 am

sorry writting from work, several mistakes but i think u'll get it.

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Re: duck and quail eggs

Post by andoy on Fri May 09, 2008 11:29 pm

I recently tried it. I had an incubator stuffed with ducks eggs and someone gave me some quails eggs (which I should have refused). I added them in with my duck eggs. The humidity was set to about 50%, which was a tad too high for quails so many were too big to hatch.

If your going to do it keep your humidity much lower. You'll need to separate the eggs anyway at hatching, so you may need to have another incubator 2 days before they are due to hatch.

It's probably best not to mix them until you are more experienced at incubating (I'm still a novice myself).
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Re: duck and quail eggs

Post by Oneounce2many on Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:16 am

I wouldn't ever do it. Duck eggs require much different humidity as well as the fact you need to turn the duck eggs while you can't open the incy for the last 3 days for the quail. However you could use Andy's idea putting a stack of books under one side of the incubator and switching it out every 8 hours like I did.


Again, I say it, Andy's a genius.
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Post by WIGGYSARK on Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:41 pm

We put 6 bantam and 6 cpq eggs in the same incubator. We succesfuly hatched all but 1 cpq egg. What we did was put the Bantam eggs in for 5 days then put the Quail eggs in with them, that way, we stop the turning at the same time.

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Re: duck and quail eggs

Post by Ronnie's Quails on Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:50 pm

thats what i done with my bobwhite eggs as they take 23 days once they was in for 6 days and had 17 days left i took some of my own 12 CPQ eggs in and all is going okay at the moment.

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