How soon can I incubate? Best way to clean pen?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ravenzero, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. ravenzero

    ravenzero Out Of The Brooder

    May 4, 2011
    Vancouver WA
    Hey there all,

    Hope you guys can help my curiosity, you all have been fantasic in answering my questions so far!

    I have 2 female and 1 male cortunix, and they just started laying and crowing last week. Eggs have been 2 a day every day [​IMG]

    I was wondering how soon I can incubate eggs. The male has been crowing, but I have not seen him romance any of the ladies [​IMG]

    You think these eggs are fertile after a week? If not, when?

    Also, I have them on 1/4 inch hardware cloth, and find that poop does drop as easy as I imagined, and some stays up top on the wire and dries there. Any tips on cleaning that cage floor?
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2011
  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 2, 2009
    They Are Most Likely Fertile Now
  3. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    You can't go wrong with 1/2" HWC. You will get some buildup, a putty knife and wire brush should dispatch the bulk of the buildup.
  4. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    Get one of those wire brush scrapers made for cleaning barbecue grills and grates -- they work well to scrape off poo, and they often have really long handles which is convenient for reaching the far corners.
  5. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    Quote:Quick, plain and simple!
    A 98 cent solution to a $5 problem. Old dogs can learn new tricks. Thanks my friend!
  6. pheasantfreak

    pheasantfreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2011
    Preston, idaho
    i will jj on this one i would bet they were fertile

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