First button quail egg

Discussion in 'Quail' started by YooHwa, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. YooHwa

    YooHwa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just found out first button quail egg in the cage where there is 2 female button and 1 that I'm not sure of.

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    This one is the one that I'm not very sure of. Is this roo or a hen? someone told me that he was a roo..
     
  2. chance&augie

    chance&augie Out Of The Brooder

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    This one has no white bib, so could be a girl?
     
  3. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Red vent feathers= male

    cinnamon blue face male you got there [​IMG]
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    You can tell that one's a male because of his bright blue face coming in [​IMG]

    I love the bluefaces, one of my favorite varieties.
     
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  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    chance&augie :

    This one has no white bib, so could be a girl?

    Not all males get bibs, and some females get them too.​
     
  6. YooHwa

    YooHwa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yay then i'll try to hatch those eggs.
    I got another one today at the same place. guess only one of them is laying eggs when I have another female..
    Also I have another pair that I separated since the males were fighting (even tho they grew up together).
    Should I expect eggs from them as well?
    Also should I change their feed to layers feed?
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    You don't have to feed them layer feed. Actually, it's probably better if you don't. Just feed them a minimum of 20% protein feed and give them a cuttle bone or oyster shells for calcium [​IMG]

    I feed mine 20% protein chick starter but have used 20% protein Flock Raiser. Whenever I try to give them gamebird feed they stop laying.
     
  8. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Shelley is right, no need to feed them straight on gamebird starter since they are no longer chicks. The live so much longer on a balance of crumbles, finch seeds/with thistles, and oyster shells.
     
  9. YooHwa

    YooHwa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm currently feeding them 20% feed from the very beginning.
    I know that the protein was kinda low so I gave them eggs once in three days and some veggies.
    I bought 2 cuttle bones today. Well one was broken into half so I grinded one half and mixed it in the feed for those that are laying right now and gave another half with the hanger to those who are not laying.
    Is it okay for me to grind those?
     
  10. YooHwa

    YooHwa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    they are not pecking at the cuttle bone....
    they just stare at it and leave it alone..
    dang.. there goes 3 dollars
     

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