Finnally I'll b getting a coturnix egg from 1 of my girls! Egg is here

Discussion in 'Quail' started by monarc23, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    I've been feeling near the back of my hens tummy for the past few days now wondering whenI was going to start feeling an egg forming. Last night when I felt her I *thought* I felt something solid but I wasnt sure. I felt her again today and FOR SURE theres an egg in her pelvic area almost ready to come out! I assume she'll lay it this late evening. I AM ESTATIC!!! I hope the others start soon! [​IMG]

    Will post a picture of my first pullet coturnix egg (this is my first egg from my own youngsters all my other eggs were from a breeder I got birds from who were already laying when I got them). [​IMG]

    It's from Big Berthas daughter, and the sire *im hatching the egg* is Ike as he's the only one that sucessfully bred any of the hens. Enceno I put outside because he was driving hubby insane lol! So this will be a jumbo brown x tuxedo chick if it hatches! [​IMG]

    heres her eggie finnally! She layed it at 10 pm :

    HUGE for being a pullet egg: [​IMG]

    her egg by a button quail egg: [​IMG]

    Yay Henny Penny!!!! Third generation on the way!
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2009
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Congrats, like you need more quail....[​IMG] Youll probaly have eggs everywhere before long.
     
  3. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:ha ha! I hope so! [​IMG]
     
  4. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    Congrats!

    hopefully i will be getting an egg to soon from my hen since she just started letting the male mate with her last night
     
  5. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:that's great to hear! I bet so too! [​IMG]

    No egg layed yet from my girl Henny Penny, but it's getting closer to her vent......I hope its' a pretty spotted one [​IMG]
     
  6. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Just saw this - congrats!!!! That's a nice egg for her first one - might be a double-yolker. I get quite a few of those!!!!! Since I'm a few days late responding, have you gotten anymore?
     
  7. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    We split up our flocks tonight. The flock in cage 1 started giving us 5 eggs
    a day last week. Trouble is there were too many males. They were
    getting violent. Now we have 8 hens and 2 roos in cage 1, 5 hens and
    2 roos in cage 2, and 11 extra males in cage 3. They will make a nice
    weekend meal.

    We have another 25 or so in the brooder cage downstairs and a dish full
    of new eggs. I'm tempted to throw them in a bator but we are overloaded
    with quail and chicks right now.
     
  8. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    They ARE so nasty, aren't they?? I have one cage with 9 hens and 2 males. They all almost killed the second male. I separated him for a while and when he was healed (they heal FAST) I put him back in. By the time I got home from work, he was almost dead. Separated him again and thinking he'll be dinner. I have another cage with 3 males and there's no problems. Poor guy...funny how some are ok and some aren't.
     
  9. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    i need a 3rd bator [​IMG]
     
  10. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Yes you do! And I wanted to post an update on your thread but I can't find it!!! Would you believe I still have chicks hatching today? Up to 18 jumbos and 15 buttons with more buttons still hatching.
     

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