i apologize in advance if these are dumb questions, but i am very new to aviculture! i just got my first birds about a month ago, 40 texas a&m quail, and they have just started laying eggs today.
my questions are:
i got 6 eggs today, and one of them is a little smaller and looks kind of chalky on one end, what does that mean? is the egg safe to eat? i was thinking it could be calcium related, but i'm not sure.
i also noticed that i found some of the eggs in pairs, together in the same little nest. are they from the same bird, or will they find another egg and just lay one next to it?
and my last question is do i have to wait to start incubating eggs or are they ready for hatching on their first lays? i used to be into reptiles and i know a lot of reptiles will lay "blank" eggs their first time or two laying.
thanks in advance, these forums have taught me literally everything i know about the birds so far!!