First Coturnix Egg at 1day shy of 6wks of age!

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

  1. vyshtia

    vyshtia Songster

    Sep 1, 2009
    Norco, CA
    I hatched out 4 coturnix quails. Unfortunately, only 1 is a female. 1 is white with some golden splotches on his head and back (what is this?)...anyways... she will be 6 weeks old tomorrow and laid her first egg early this morning. The egg is perfect! It's amazing that they are able to lay eggs so soon. 6 weeks! I've never heard her do the fertile song, she's pretty quiet...but obviously she's ready! She is a brown and I have her in a separate cage with a golden. I know it's not the ideal ratio...but it's better than leaving her alone with the 3 males! lol In a few more weeks, my second batch of quails will be old enough and she'll hopefully have more females to keep her company.


    Last edited: Nov 18, 2009

  2. Kullas

    Kullas Songster

    Jul 23, 2009
    Ellijay Ga.
    congratz on your first egg [​IMG]

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