A plethora of eggs; Ok, so I'm dumb

Discussion in 'Quail' started by HobokenChickenEmergency, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. HobokenChickenEmergency

    HobokenChickenEmergency Songster

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    I got 3 eggs in 4 hours yesterday, from 2 hens. Is that normal?
     
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  2. 3 eggs from 2 hens in 4 hours? I've not heard of that! I'm going to ask the question that MUST be asked: Are you sure you only have 2 hens? OK, now that THAT'S out of the way... [​IMG]
     
  3. HobokenChickenEmergency

    HobokenChickenEmergency Songster

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    Positive. The 3rd is a roo who does his job very, very well. Every egg I open is fertile. [​IMG]
     
  4. Wow! I'm still fairly new at this, so hopefully Monarc or another of our quail gurus will chime in soo. [​IMG]
     
  5. tbone

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    are you shure 4 hours. or four hours from the time you noticed the first one?? could one have been laid the day before???
     
  6. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

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    how many birds do you have together? Could one of your roos be a hermaphrodite?
     
  7. HobokenChickenEmergency

    HobokenChickenEmergency Songster

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    Quote:3....Are you serious?! That never even crossed my mind! Is that really possible?
     
  8. HobokenChickenEmergency

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    Quote:Nope. I usually have one in the morning and one at night. Yesterday I got one at about 2 pm, and one at about 4 pm. When I started supper at 5:30-ish, I heard one of them singing the egg song. A couple minutes later, my dd went to give them some mealworms, and she brought me a 3rd egg.

    I'm thinking maybe it's because they just started laying within the last couple weeks. Maybe they're irregular at first? Anyway, they were all normal, fertile eggs.
     
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  9. HobokenChickenEmergency

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    Now I was SURE I wouldn't get any eggs today since I got an extra yesterday. My dh got home at 5:30 and said we had an egg. I took it out of the hutch, and we went out to eat and run errands.

    We got back at 7:30, and there were 2 more eggs! That's 6 eggs in a little over 24 hours! Are these some miracle quail or what?
     
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  10. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Crowing

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    THEY BUSY GIRLS!
     

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