Laying Without Males

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by quailraiser16, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. quailraiser16

    quailraiser16 New Egg

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    Hi Guys!

    I'm a newbie here i just joined BYC last night. [​IMG] [​IMG] it is my first time raising a Japanese Cortunix. I wish everyone could give suggestions,comments & answers. [​IMG] Last 2 weeks ago i bought 100 quails, 2 are males the rest are females and the raiser told me that they're already a month old. and then last week my neighbor's dog attacked they're coop and there we're only 4 Females left none of the males survived. [​IMG] after a few days of that incident i noticed that my females are laying eggs until today, WITHOUT MALES. i was wondering if these eggs will hatch or not. [​IMG]

    AGAIN as i said this is my first time of raising these guys so i don't know if these eggs will hatch. i wanted to buy another batch of quails but i was thinking that if females could reproduce on their own and then build my own homemade incubator, why would i bother to buy another batch what if i made a mistake and just wasted electricity for nothing. [​IMG] i really need a counseling here. [​IMG]
     
  2. DesertChickens1

    DesertChickens1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome to BYC!!! So sorry to hear about you quail :( as for your question, I believe that females can still have fertile eggs up to 3-4 weeks after the males are gone, I could be off by some bit I know its at least a week. But with out males, no, the females can't hatch any eggs after a few weeks. Hope you get some new quail and good luck in your poultry adventures !!!
     
  3. quailraiser16

    quailraiser16 New Egg

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    so even without a male, female can produce eggs but not fertile ones?
     
  4. DesertChickens1

    DesertChickens1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right! They'll lay eggs at their normal rate (around 300 per year if I'm not mistakes) you just can't hatch them
     
  5. Hilacraft

    Hilacraft Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They dont need males to lay eggs... Common Misconception.. [​IMG]
     
  6. quailraiser16

    quailraiser16 New Egg

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    Thanks for the info guys! [​IMG] it was very helpful! [​IMG]
     
  7. darkbluespace

    darkbluespace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They could be fertile for a while after they mated like Desert chickens1 said, so if you have gotten eggs in the past week they may be fertile and could develop if incubated. I would try it! It is hard to say how long they might lay fertile eggs after the attack. So sorry you lost all those birds!!
     
  8. quailraiser16

    quailraiser16 New Egg

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    yeah i feel bad remembering that accident. [​IMG] anyway i'll just try to move on and buy another batch. but this time i'll do better. thanks for your advices! [​IMG]
     

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