Hen with baby, laying eggs?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Lovable Chicks, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. Lovable Chicks

    Lovable Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen hatched a baby 2 weeks ago. Apparently they are not like chickens and will start laying again. I have gotten 6 eggs from her since the baby hatched. How long can I hold the eggs to add them to incubator?
     
  2. sniper338

    sniper338 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    7 days stored right seems to be an average. Turn everyday..
     
  3. Lovable Chicks

    Lovable Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
     
  4. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ten days is the average rule of thumb for quail eggs (all gamebirds are different though Chukar eggs are viable for more than 28 days) viability will begin to decrease after day 7 but not substantially. Eggs older than ten days have been known to hatch just not at a good rate but i would run the ones you have anyway just in case. Keep eggs you plan to hatch around or slightly above 50% humidity and between 50-65 degrees F while storing them.
     
  5. Lovable Chicks

    Lovable Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I plan to get other eggs and wanted to save some of hers to add to the bator together. Thank you!
     

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