1st Egg!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by GothChick, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. GothChick

    GothChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I FINALLY got my first egg. All of my chickens and quail have been holding out and finally an egg! One of my Coturnix laid a pretty little speckled egg in the nest box. I'm so happy! I really want to hatch it because I need more quail but I don't know if it pays to start up the incubator for 1 little egg. How long can I wait to collect more eggs before it goes bad?
     
  2. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Very good, enjoy!
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Fertility Should Be Good For 7 Days Then It Starts To Drop...

    Congrats On The Egg!
     
  4. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. GothChick

    GothChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Hopefully the other 2 hens start laying too. Otherwise I will have to start up my big incubator for only 7 eggs. LOL! I don't think the auto-turner will work with such a small number of eggs. I have a Brower Top Hatch so it needs each section to be full to turn the eggs properly.
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Do you keep them inside or have lights on them? If not, it might not be fertile, you should probably check for a bullseye before getting your hopes up too much [​IMG]
     
  7. GothChick

    GothChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Currently I have them indoors and they a have artificial lighting. I only have 3 hens with 1 male right now so they are still easy to keep indoors. I plan to move them outside onto my balcony when I get larger numbers.
     

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