1st egg

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Alwayswantchics, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. Alwayswantchics

    Alwayswantchics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Once my female cortunix start laying can I set them?
     
  2. silver-quail

    silver-quail Out Of The Brooder

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    You can but I wouldn't set the first couple as they might be small once there propper size incubate away
     
  3. Alwayswantchics

    Alwayswantchics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When should that be?
     
  4. buttercup95

    buttercup95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say wait at least a week before setting any
     
  5. SeptemberQuail

    SeptemberQuail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd wait a few more weeks since I would presume that the eggs are not yet fertile if they've only just started to be laying, as well as them being too small as mentioned above.
     
  6. silver-quail

    silver-quail Out Of The Brooder

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    The Roos are probably breeding the hens before they started laying but if not keep an eye on your birds if you see the too breed the hen that's laying than the eggs will be fertile they probably are all ready but if u see it than u know for sure and the too only has to breed her once and she will lay fertile eggs for up to 14 days after neat right
     
  7. Alwayswantchics

    Alwayswantchics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First I need to identify the roos.
     
  8. buttercup95

    buttercup95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you know how to check them?
     
  9. Alwayswantchics

    Alwayswantchics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes but still not sure. These are my first
     
  10. Alwayswantchics

    Alwayswantchics Chillin' With My Peeps

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