Breeding Season

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Robo, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    I know breeding season is over, but I need to know if egg fertility goes down. thanks:)
     
  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    If'n They Aint Breedin, They Aint Fertile.
     
  3. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2008
    SouthEast TX
    UM....mine are still breeding. Lights are on till 9PM, must be keeping them in the mood. [​IMG]
     
  4. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    They're still crowing louder than ever.[​IMG] I guess that means they're still breeding.
     
  5. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    The only way to find out is to do fertility checks [​IMG] I do it once a month and record the fertility.
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    If they're still crowing, they're still breeding. I'm about 2-3 hours north of you and mine quit breeding and laying about 2 weeks ago. I'm still getting 1-2 eggs a day but none of the males have the blush on their faces and I haven't heard a crow in quite some time now.
     
  7. Hooligan Farm

    Hooligan Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How do you do fertility checks?
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:How do you do fertility checks?

    By setting the eggs or opening them and checking for the bullseye [​IMG]
     
  9. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    Michigan
    Quote:How do you do fertility checks?

    Cut off the top of the egg, dump in a white bowl, and have a spoon ready! [​IMG]

    Look in the yolk for the a white dot (not the bladosterm! ) . If it is just a dot, it is unfertile, if it has a dot and a ring (bullseye) it is fertile.

    Hope this helps!
     
  10. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    Do these look fertile?
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