Great weekend for eggs and chicks!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Emilys3guppies, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls have FINALLY started laying.
    In my one cage there is a male with a single female (who will be moved in the middle of the night tonight into a new cage with 4 female). But that female is one I hatched. She laid her first egg last night, at 7 weeks old. She laid her second egg 12 hours later...it was there when I checked on them this morning!

    The third, and final, egg came from my cage of 6 jumbo hens, who are 13 weeks old.

    Here's a pic. The all-white egg came from my 7 week old first, then came the brown marble egg. The speckled egg is from my 13 week old.

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    Can I add about my new chicks? I know some were discussing the comparable qualities of serama and coturnix. I picked up two serama chicks last night! A midnight rendezvous with a member of the Canadian chicken underground...lol. My husband thinks I'm crazy because I now not only get chicks from farmers markets, in the mail and at auctions, but I get them in dark TSC parking lots at midnight.

    The smaller one is 2 weeks old, the larger brown one is 3 weeks old.

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    Thanks for letting me share!
    Emily
     
  2. canter6

    canter6 Cooped up

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    That's a very strange egg line up for me. Except for the far right one. I know that one.

    I need to do some "serama" research.

    Please do not place your person at risk! Ever Emily!
     
  3. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh no! Not at risk! I would never travel alone and took every precaution. Don't worry! The only reason I make light of it is because I know I was safe.

    Now riddle me this: that same pullet went and laid a shell-less egg. Actually, she laid it in two parts. A yolk with a membrane. A white with a membrane. No shell anywhere to be seen, just the two seperate peices of the egg. Very bizarre! Do you think she'll ever get the hang of it?
     
  4. canter6

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    Quote:Oh no! Not at risk! I would never travel alone and took every precaution. Don't worry! The only reason I make light of it is because I know I was safe.

    Now riddle me this: that same pullet went and laid a shell-less egg. Actually, she laid it in two parts. A yolk with a membrane. A white with a membrane. No shell anywhere to be seen, just the two seperate peices of the egg. Very bizarre! Do you think she'll ever get the hang of it?

    Sorry to be a poppa roo, but as long as you are safe, that's all on that.

    It's been my experience that young hens can lay any kind of egg. With or without a shell, though shell-less eggs for me usually happen in older hens with other problems, and I have never had a totally white/blueish egg ever. I have (Missed eggs) that could be shell-less eggs and are probably pecked apart/eaten and stomped through the wire into the poo pile.

    7 week old hen....Let her develop. She may or may not get the hang of it, and 10 week old birds taste just as fine.
     
  5. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh no! Not at risk! I would never travel alone and took every precaution. Don't worry! The only reason I make light of it is because I know I was safe.

    Now riddle me this: that same pullet went and laid a shell-less egg. Actually, she laid it in two parts. A yolk with a membrane. A white with a membrane. No shell anywhere to be seen, just the two seperate peices of the egg. Very bizarre! Do you think she'll ever get the hang of it?

    Sorry to be a poppa roo, but as long as you are safe, that's all on that.

    It's been my experience that young hens can lay any kind of egg. With or without a shell, though shell-less eggs for me usually happen in older hens with other problems, and I have never had a totally white/blueish egg ever. I have (Missed eggs) that could be shell-less eggs and are probably pecked apart/eaten and stomped through the wire into the poo pile.

    7 week old hen....Let her develop. She may or may not get the hang of it, and 10 week old birds taste just as fine.

    Got a normal egg out of her today.
    All my older quail started laying no problem...no white eggs or shell-less eggs. LOL. I'm in it for the eggs...so I'm glad she started laying normal eggs or she'd have been dinner too.

    All the best,
    Emily
     

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