I was sent a comment asking about how to incubate quail eggs without an incubator.
There are a number of options:
- Get the quail hens to hatch to sit and hatch the eggs.
- Use a broody hen to hatch the egg.
- Build your own incubator using recycled material.
“hi I would like to hatch my 16 japenese quail eggs from 3 of my 11 month hen quail and my 2 year old cock bird without an incubator any ideas and by the way you gotta cool site” Junior
Thanks for your complimentary comment and my site it is appreciated when I get feedback. You could try getting your three quail hens to sit on them. They can probably sit on 5 or 6 eggs. If you keep the eggs in the hut with them it encourages them to sit. If that is not an option then finding someone with a broody hen, perhaps a silkie hen or a bantam who can sit on the eggs and would make a good mother. You could also make your own incubator using a cardboard box, wood or a polystyrene box and a heat lamp and making your own wet bulb for the humidity. Check out these links:
Hope this information is useful. Let me know how you get on.
Sara @ farmingfriends
If anyone has any handy hints and tips for hatching quail eggs without an incubator then please leave a comment.