fertility in november

Discussion in 'Quail' started by sfoelee, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. sfoelee

    sfoelee Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 3, 2008
    east bay,california
    since April i have been having great hatches. today was day 20 for my latest hatch. when i checked my eggs i only had five that had quit and 17 hatched. an additional 79 very all blanks. what going on? i have never incubated this late as i stop in September. does fertility slow down that much? or as my son says our males just got tired.
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 10, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
    Our fertility is usually great this time of year. It's not too hot and not too cold yet.
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    It really depends on how much light they are getting per day. The hens can still lay eggs, but the males might not be breeding. I'm getting maybe 4 eggs a day, and only 1 or 2 of them are fertile.

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