Use Chickens to Hatch Out Quail Eggs Incubation Experiment



This is an experiment I conducted to hatch out quail eggs by using a broody chicken. The concept is the broody hens will sit on the quail eggs and hatch them out so I decided to try this method of incubation out for myself. Here are the results of this experiment and my thoughts/conclusion about whether using hens to incubate other poultry species is a worthwhile thing to do or not…

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  • Nice video..A hen will hatch quail eggs but you shouldn't give her a mix of chicken eggs + quail eggs to sit on. Quail eggs are so tiny and will stand out if you combine with Chicken or Duck eggs.

    Hash July 10, 2020 6:55 pm Reply
  • Maybe try mixing both chicken eggs and quail eggs. Might work better.

    Gigglingsociopath h July 10, 2020 6:55 pm Reply
  • I have not raised quails with chickens but my thought is most lickly if some of the eggs remained whole they hatched got up from under the hen and ran off. The reason I say this is that I have raised and hatched a few different things with broody hens. The problem with it is that you need to keep them closed together for a bit at the beginning because they have different calls meaning chicken quinea quail duck muscovy goose turkey. I did giineas a lot and those would hatch really well but if you didn't keep them in a enclosed area they would run far away and die. After a bit of time the baby guineas would learn the chicken calls and would come for food and water but at the beginning they wouldn't know. As tou know quineas are also quite small when they are born. A bit bigger then quail. I would try again but with a smaller breed of chickens and lock hey up at the end and Im almost positive it has to work

    Vocea Lui July 10, 2020 6:55 pm Reply
  • have you done or gonna do a video on harvesting quail chicken or duck? id like to see that im sure many would its a part of keeping birds at home you have to deal with at some point

    jason ward July 10, 2020 6:55 pm Reply
  • When I was a teen ager my family raised chickens. My dad got some guinea eggs for us to put under a broody hen. They hatched and she took care of them just like she would chicks. That's how alot of people in our area would get started out raising guineas. I've heard that hens are actually better mothers to guineas than guineas hens are.

    Douglas Potter July 10, 2020 6:55 pm Reply
  • Maybe this is the reason why Cowbirds and Cuckoos don't come out of Chicken clutches. Have you tried ducks?

    Joeykm1972 July 10, 2020 6:55 pm Reply
  • Bantams work on quail very good. Good learning experience. And Bantams will raise them. Rule of thumb never feed eggs back to chickens but you sounded like you knew that.

    Luke Wilkinson July 10, 2020 6:55 pm Reply
  • Wow, cannibalistic mothers.

    Liuhuayue July 10, 2020 6:55 pm Reply
  • Hey brother, sorry for your lost. I think it’s just those hens.
    I saw a video before which worked wonderfully. I’ll set the video below.

    https://youtu.be/xB_vmDh_t1w

    Mike Harrison July 10, 2020 6:55 pm Reply
  • I heard someone say one time that they use silkies because apparently Silkies or Polish chickens are best for catching out quail eggs

    Lindell Hughes July 10, 2020 6:55 pm Reply
  • i have hatched guineafowls under hens and it went really well they hatched and the hen raised all the babys

    Campbell Shenfield July 10, 2020 6:55 pm Reply
  • What are the chances that some four-legged pest stole them away??

    Molly Van Atta July 10, 2020 6:55 pm Reply
  • Why do you Taik so much

    Yanie Huerta July 10, 2020 6:55 pm Reply
  • Try these experiment with small breed chickens .

    M R R Entertainment. July 10, 2020 6:55 pm Reply
  • I’m your fan

    Funny Bunny Hannah July 10, 2020 6:55 pm Reply
  • Hi where about are you at sunny coast?

    Funny Bunny Hannah July 10, 2020 6:55 pm Reply
  • Sounds to me like a snake ate the eggs or something but I’m no expert.

    Caito Jones July 10, 2020 6:55 pm Reply
  • My hen is still sitting on the quail eggs perfectly fine I haven't had any of them gone or eaten 2 hatched so far but more are still hatching

    channel life July 10, 2020 6:55 pm Reply
  • ive used bantams to hatch pheasants and jumbo quails successfully!

    Ilias_sp July 10, 2020 6:55 pm Reply
  • I don't think it's about the different species at all.i think that it's because you feed them quail eggs,so instead of seeing them as their babies,the chickens see those eggs as food.

    Noelia Jaime July 10, 2020 6:55 pm Reply
  • Those are serious hens you are trying to hatch quail eggs with. You could try bantams, maybe silkie next time if you'll feel like experimenting again :). We already did few times with our dutch bantams. From 15 eggs hatchet 8 and they all been doing well until mama chicken start dust bathing and teaching them how to dig, … she started stepping on them kicking them around, they are just too small and perhaps too fast for chicken.
    Anyway, this time we are doing much better – mama chicken with baby quails are sitting in empty box so nothing to dig, and dust bathing in another box where baby's cannot reach …
    After few weeks when they get stronger will try free range with mama chicken and will see …
    Good luck

    Genadijus Puskinas July 10, 2020 6:55 pm Reply
  • Hi! Why the quails don't hatch the eggs by themself?

    Romain Guillot July 10, 2020 6:55 pm Reply
  • Do not try to use large breed chicken to hatch quail eggs, but do use the Silkie Chicken, which is a Bantie, the white, black Silkie.

    jonathan Price - Williams July 10, 2020 6:55 pm Reply
  • In the U.S.A. the best, most Brodie chicken to use to hatch quail eggs, is the Silkie Chicken.

    jonathan Price - Williams July 10, 2020 6:55 pm Reply
  • I have 17 quail eggs unther the chicken, 6 live quails i have now

    Life of pets July 10, 2020 6:55 pm Reply
  • Where did you get your Chinese incubator mate.

    Anarchy TV July 10, 2020 6:55 pm Reply

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