got my first coturnix egg

Discussion in 'Quail' started by citalk2much, May 6, 2009.

  1. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    My sweet pair of coturnix layed their first egg today [​IMG]
     
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    whooohooo!!! Is it goin int the bator??? [​IMG]
     
  3. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    LOL nope my son plans on it for breakfast
     
  4. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    I have 8 and they are supposed to be 10 mo old and still no eggs, I got mine from a good friend and they are pretty cool. but no eggs yet.

    AL
     
  5. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:*gasps* i just cannot do that yet...LOL! I've eaten broken ones though but i cannot NOT hatch a noncracked egg i just cant it kiills me [​IMG] LOL
     
  6. lagpmgdsls

    lagpmgdsls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my first egg 3 days ago too! I was so excited!

    Are the eggs usually fertile right away? My couple is just 6 weeks today.
     
  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:Hi Al,
    where do you have them at? outside? Are you sure you got hens? Once I know more may be able to tell ya what's goin on [​IMG]
     
  8. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:my browns and goldens were but the other colors took a bit because the roos were being dumb LOL
     
  9. tumra

    tumra Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Hey Al,

    When i first bought my quails (4 females and 2 males) i got them just before autumn and i didnt get one egg from them until mid spring. Almost 10 months as well. I think the issue is is that when the period of natural light reduces during winter the birds go off laying unless you give them supplementary lighting. As i had bought my birds going into winter they didnt lay untill the days became longer. I suggest you wait a bit longer and you will see eggs soon enough.
     
  10. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:Hey Al,

    When i first bought my quails (4 females and 2 males) i got them just before autumn and i didnt get one egg from them until mid spring. Almost 10 months as well. I think the issue is is that when the period of natural light reduces during winter the birds go off laying unless you give them supplementary lighting. As i had bought my birds going into winter they didnt lay untill the days became longer. I suggest you wait a bit longer and you will see eggs soon enough.

    this is exactly waht i was getting at for Al. But if his birds have been outside since spring they should have been laying for weeks now already. He could very well have all roos or something like that. My quails born in late summer of last year didnt lay until the end of march beg of april [​IMG] it does indeed have to do with lighting. They need 14 hours of light daily to lay.
     

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