First egg!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by animal_lover, May 17, 2008.

  1. animal_lover

    animal_lover Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] I am sooo excited! My button quail layed her first egg today! I am pretty sure it is fertile because i have seen the male mating with her! I wish to incubate the eggs when i get about a dozen and i was wondering how long do quail eggs last before they get to the point where you can't incubate them anymore? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  2. animal_lover

    animal_lover Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are some pictures of the female:

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  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Congrats!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. priszilla

    priszilla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I kept them up to 10 days with no problems-but when we offered the hen a gourd with a hole in the side-she went broody! unfortunately we had seperated her from the male because he was treating her poorly.If I got a pair or trio again-I think I'd try letting mom do it.
     
  5. animal_lover

    animal_lover Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh ok. Do you know where to get a gourd at??? I'm wondering if Tractor Supply might or if I need to go to a Feed and Seed store?
     
  6. animal_lover

    animal_lover Out Of The Brooder

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    It is cute to watch the quail! Whenever I sticck my hand in their cage to change their food water, etc or to hold them the male will run to the eggs and guard them! [​IMG]
     
  7. MaryT

    MaryT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awww how cute!!
     

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