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Help! with quail hatching

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by backyard quails, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. backyard quails

    backyard quails New Egg

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    i have 2 japanese quail a male and a female.
    last week on Monday she laid her first egg and since then till now there 8 eggs in the cage.
    some eggs are together and others are else where in the cage. there has not been any noises or any sign of the wiggling
    [​IMG]. is this normal and how do i check if the eggs are still fertile?
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  3. backyard quails

    backyard quails New Egg

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    Any help will be much appreciated![​IMG]
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Have you ever seen the male actually breed the hen? If not maybe the eggs are not fertile and the hen knows that and kicks them out.
     
  6. PrepShepherd

    PrepShepherd Out Of The Brooder

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    With Quail eggs you'll prob have to use an incubator, a lot of Quail wont sit on eggs in captivity. I'd get a incubator and hatch them yourself or if you have a broody Bannie Hen give them to her to raise. What I do with mind is fill a dish with vermiculite and stick the ponity end down in the incubator, set it at 99.5 or 100 degrees and you don't really have to worry about turning them (I usually only do it when I'm candling them) last batch I got 100% hatch rate.
     
  7. chickenboy190

    chickenboy190 Overrun With Chickens

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  8. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Welcome and enjoy BYC
    Steve. :frow
     
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! x2 on posting in the Quail section :)
     

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