Is it possible?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by S Family farm, May 19, 2012.

  1. S Family farm

    S Family farm In the Brooder

    May 18, 2012
    Central FL
    Is it possible for a female cournix quail to lay two eggs in the same day?
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    It can happen, but it is not all that common.
  3. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Crowing

    Dec 11, 2010
    I agree with Leyla 100%. If you take a hen apart. As in when sending them to freezer camp. You find one egg that is ready to be laid. just needs paint. Then you find a graduated string of eggs that get smaller with no shell. Eggs for the next several days... Now if something stresses the hen out. And it takes very little for some coturnix. She will not lay that day.... This causes a "back-up" if you will. She cant hold out long, but it will give you 2 eggs in one day from time to time. It is sometimes followed by no eggs a few days later, once the eggs are laid or absorbed.... if its just too many roos the stress will not likely cause a shut down and life will get back on track. If the cause is a change in pen, pen mate, feed or a cat or other outside harassment, No eggs for you!

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