first egg has arrived!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by magsrags, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. magsrags

    magsrags Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2008
    Staten Island NY
    I received my first little deep green egg from my 40 day old quails this week! Texas A&M.
    [​IMG]

    I had been cleaning out their pen and dumped some used shavings in the garden. When I got back to the pen there was this little egg sitting where it hadn't been the minute before. Awesome!

    Seems I have 6 roos (all marked and singing their song) to 6 hens. I seperated 4 of those roos before they could get roudy as I saw the poor hens running for their lives the past few days.

    Is it OK to keep 2 of my roos to the 6 hens all together safely in 1 pen?

    If so, I now need to rehome 4 little guys really fast.
    They are sweet birds and so nice to listen to.
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2009
  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    Congrats! [​IMG]
     
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    11,199
    45
    311
    Oct 2, 2008
    Colorado
    Is it OK to keep 2 of my roos to the 6 hens all together safely in 1 pen?

    You should, but it depends on the individual birds.​
     
  4. magsrags

    magsrags Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2008
    Staten Island NY
    Thank you!
    Got 2 pretty green speckled eggs today! Must be all the fresh goodies I am giving them to help them stay warm with the cold weather coming on now.
     
  5. canter6

    canter6 Cooped up

    244
    0
    99
    Oct 12, 2009
    Dacula,GA.
    The 2 roo to 6 hen ratio sounds fine to me, but....what's with the green eggs?
     
  6. magsrags

    magsrags Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2008
    Staten Island NY
    Quote:[​IMG] I don't really know? My first quails and eggs. Is that an odd color for quail? Since yesterday I've gotten 4 more, all speckled eggs as those I'd hatched this bunch from. Maybe it was a fluke.
     
  7. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

    2,433
    20
    203
    Apr 29, 2009
    alvarado, Tx
    [​IMG] Congrats on the eggs !
    And they are pretty aren't they. I get an odd one now and then.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by