how long can bobwhite quails lay for?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by kingpincray, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. kingpincray

    kingpincray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two pairs of bobwhite and they are in their second season and they have laid at least 200 eggs in the first. Can I expect another good season out of them?
     
  2. kingpincray

    kingpincray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone?
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    They Lay Until They Die..... For Whatever Reason.

    Laying Rates Decrease Slowly With Age, But Fertility Remains.
     
  4. kingpincray

    kingpincray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. They have started back up again but only every second day sort of...I am testing the eggs for fertility at the moment but I think I have managed to "fry" them as they have little blood rings when I candled them last night....Will try again with another batch.
     
  5. kingpincray

    kingpincray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    correction...the eggs are growing as I could spot some blood veins growing. Just as well I didin't take the eggs out from the incubator and they are all fertile... [​IMG] couldn't see the embryo though but then it is still early I guess. This is only the 6th day when i candled it last night...
     

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