How long after a roo leaves will eggs be fertile?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Emilys3guppies, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a roo with 4 hens. He mates nicely with the two that are laying but was mean to the other two. I've taken him out. How long will the two laying girls have fertile eggs now that I've taken him out?

    Thanks.
    Emily
     
  2. monathequeen

    monathequeen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    10 day's.
     
  3. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends sometimes but will be fertile for 2 weeks evan up to 4 weeks chickens have sperm sacks they only let go of so much sperm at a time so most will be fertile thru 2 weeks then dropping % there after until 4 weeks

    SHOULDA LOOKED THOUGHT YOU WAS ASKING ABOUT CHICKENS NOT SURE ABOUT QUIAL
     
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  4. canter6

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    About 10 days.+/-

    Just put him back in before the hens peck his brains out.
    That's 8 days or less. Don't anthropomorphize quail.
    "Being mean to a human" may be fine for a quail.

    It can be hard to watch, so I don't.
    Plucked feathers, and a little blood are fine.

    A 1m to 4f will find a pecking order. removing one or the other is not advised.

    As long as there isn't serious damage to roo or hens, then they are doing it right.
    Banish the roo for 8 or more days, then try to put him back with the hens, then you have a "Kill the Roo" contest. It happens!

    Put the roo back with the hens, and let nature take it's course.
     
  5. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:He was scalping my hens. This isn't a case of anthropomorphizing animals...it's a case of not wanting my hens all killed. Last week he took one's eye out and scalped another pretty badly...I've been waiting for him to calm down but he seems intent on butchering someone. My other males are not as aggressive as he is.

    He will go in the freezer for my ball python's next meal.

    Thanks for the advice everyone! I appreciate it.
     
  6. canter6

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    That's pretty much what it looks like. As long as there is no blood or open wounds your hens should be fine.

    Some roos are better at it than others, but you have a breeding colony. Feather loss and all.

    That's just the nature of coturnix.
    I'm sure more than one person will back me up on this.
     
  7. canter6

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    Guys???
     
  8. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe you! I really do!
    But, I'm just small operation who works with the help of my kids. I have enough nice birds not to have to worry about dealing with aggressive birds. I know that you're right...a little blood and feathers pulled is normal for the species. Like I said, though, I have enough nice birds that the aggressive ones can become snake food without hindering my operation in any way.
    I thank you for your input...as always, this is a valuable board to belong to!
     
  9. DLS

    DLS Chillin' With My Peeps

    trim his beak to slow the scalping down
     

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