Can You Incubate Chicken And Quail Eggs Together? ANSWER HERE!

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Yes, you can incubate chicken and qual eggs together with no issues.

The recommended temperature is 99.5 Farenheit for forced air incubator and 102 for still air incubator for quail and chicken eggs to hatch.

Note: If you use Celsius, then set it to 37.5.

Chicken eggs take 21 days to hatch and if your quail are Cotournix, it should take 18 days while Bobwhite eggs take 23 days.

So, set the chicken eggs first then set the quail eggs (cotournix) 3 days later so they all hatch at the same day.

I do this when hatching chickens and turkeys.

Note: if you do incubate quail and chicken together, they need a divider in before they hatch, the chicken will trample the quail.

Good luck!

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What is best for Bedding for Quail Chicks?

For the first couple of days, I recommend using an old towel or anything that provides grip.

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A newspaper will work great too, but I prefer to use a soft towel until they’ve built some strength and grown some too.

Can You Have Quails and Chickens Together?

Quail and chickens can be raised together but each has to have their own coop and aviary.

Can You Incubate Chicken Eggs With Quail Eggs?

Yes, you can incubate chicken and quail eggs together with no issues.

The recommended temperature is 99.5 Fahrenheit for forced air incubator and 102 for still air incubator for quail and chicken eggs to hatch.

Note: If you use Celsius, then set it to 37.5.

Chicken eggs take 21 days to hatch and if your quail are Cotournix, it should take 18 days while Bobwhite eggs take 23 days.

Can You Incubate Chicken And Quail Eggs Together

Can You Incubate Chicken and Guinea Eggs Together?

Yes, you can. Just start the guinea eggs a week before. Guineas take 28 days to hatch while chickens take 21 days so if you start the guinea 7 days before then all should hatch at the same time.

Remember, the incubation period for both Guineas and chickens are a bit different. Plus, you would NEED to turn the eggs every day.

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Now, if you are going to do this manually then it might not be an issue. But, once the chickens begin to hatch you WILL NEED a brooder for them while the Guineas continue to incubate and get turned.

You will be hatching chicks in the bator while the Guinea eggs continue to get turned. This gets somewhat complicated, but can be done.

Now, if you want to go down the route of an automatic turner, you will need TWO incubators. Once to take the chickens off the turner at day 18 and the other one to continue turning the Guineas.

One bator with turner and one without turner in it.

I like this set up and it has proven useful! Just remember to have a steady temperature and humidity in BOTH incubators.

Once they are hatched (staggered) you can then move them to a brooder that cannot control humidity, but you will also need a warm light on them to keep the temperature at about 90 degrees F.

The incubation period for a guinea fowl egg to hatch is 28 days, for chickens 21 days

Hope this makes sense.

Will a Hen Hatch Guinea Eggs?

Yes, she will. But guinea babies cannot take any wet grass, so make sure they are cooped once they hatch.

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The guineas will hatch earlier so it will be around the same time as your chicks.

Another thing, the guinea keets will not understand your mother hen. It will take a few days for them to get used to each other. It is actually a little funny to watch.

Can You Incubate Chicken and Duck Eggs Together?

You can incubate duck and chicken eggs together with no issues at all.

I have incubated chicken and duck eggs together successfully.

I didn’t do anything differently “humidity-wise” during hatching or incubation – I did move Day 18 and Day 25 duck eggs from the incubator into the hatcher.

Likewise, I also let my bantam Frizzle hens hatch duck eggs and they do a great job too.

You could also use a separate incubator for hatching your ducklings if they need to “come out” at a different time.

Can You Mix Chicken and Duck Eggs?

Yeah, you can mix both duck and chicken egg for boiling or incubating.

Can I Mix Eggs in An Incubator?

Yes, you can. However, conditions such as humidity and temperature might determine the during of hatching.

Author: Howard S. Baldwin

My name is Howard S. Baldwin. I am a work-at-home dad to three lovely girls, Jane + Hannah + Beauty. I have been blogging for the last 3 years. I worked for other Home and Lifetsyle blogs, did hundreds of product reviews and buyers’ guides. Prior to that, I was a staff accountant at a big accounting firm. Needless to say, researching and numbers are my passion. My goal is to be an informative source for any topic that relates to DIY life and homemaking.

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