An Egg question....

Discussion in 'Quail' started by mhwc56, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    out of the 6 eggs that i collected this week from my new girls 4 of those eggs were DOUBLES. That's great for the fry pan but what about for hatching? do chicks hatch from doubles or what happens...?[​IMG]
     
  2. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    Michigan
    It can happen, there is a thread somewhere about it, but they normally (99.9%) of the time don't hatch.

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  3. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    that's what i was afraid of...once a hen starts laying doubles will she always lay doubles ?
     
  4. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    ok,found the post...hopefully they'll settle down and lay properly soon![​IMG]
     
  5. kingmt

    kingmt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad you found your answer. They lay crazy when they first start. I had one yesterday as big as a bantam egg. [​IMG] I bet that hurt! [​IMG]
     
  6. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:pooooooooor bird! lol
     
  7. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    Quote:Well said! They will crank out the little M&M size eggs, the ever popular,shell less egg, then the mega-monster double yolk egg that just leaves you scratching your head wondering how the heck that monster egg came out of that little bird.

    They do settle down with some age on them [​IMG]
     
  8. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Well said! They will crank out the little M&M size eggs, the ever popular,shell less egg, then the mega-monster double yolk egg that just leaves you scratching your head wondering how the heck that monster egg came out of that little bird.

    They do settle down with some age on them [​IMG]

    i already got 1 of those shell-less ones ,it was the 3rd egg collected from the new girls...ewwwwwwwww...lol
     
  9. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Haha m and M size eggs, sounds like candy for us though [​IMG] But then again I hard boil my button eggs for easter and those are the ones gone first:lau
     

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