Can I incubate eggs that cots have JUST begun to lay?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by QChickieMama, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. QChickieMama

    QChickieMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2011
    I mean, I have a set of 7-wk-old cots that are laying right now. Should I wait a few weeks before incubating their eggs? Or would it be all the same if I incubate these beginner eggs?

    Obviously, some of the eggs are too teeny to be viable, but the larger ones should be good?
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Well, my first week of newly laid eggs were not fertile. Testing fertility now of eggs after they've been laying for a month. [​IMG]
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    I would wait at least 2 weeks after they have been breeding and laying before incubation. It takes a while for both birds to get into the groove of breeding and getting those fertile eggs. [​IMG]

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