My Button Quail Eggs

BirdBoy88

Angel Egg
12 Years
Dec 26, 2007
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Hey
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My buttons are finally laying..well i have 4 hens and 5 males

i have the 4 hens in the aviary but i only left 2 males in the aviary with the hens..and the 2 males that are in there are calm males... the other males were more aggressive with the hens

So anyways i have 4 hens but so far only one hen is laying.. she lays her egg in the nest box every evening on time..lol

I have been collecting her egg everyday i have 5 eggs now

i want to incubate her eggs to see if there fertile but i want to have at least 10 eggs before i put them in the bator

My question is....

Will my eggs still be fresh if i keep collecting them till i got 10? will they all be able to incubate
 

Mrs MIA

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Mar 3, 2008
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I have left bobwhite eggs in the nest, jumbled in the corner of the pen, for 40-50 days... every one has hatched.
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10 days is nuthin.
 
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BirdBoy88

Angel Egg
12 Years
Dec 26, 2007
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Mrs. AK-Bird-Brain :

I have left bobwhite eggs in the nest, jumbled in the corner of the pen, for 40-50 days... every one has hatched.
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10 days is nuthin.

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that makes me so happy

Thanks Tori
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Mrs MIA

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I'm not sure where I read it, but I think it was for Bobwhites or Coturnix, they actually said it was best to let them sit for 5 days before setting them. I haven't tried holding the BW eggs that long and then trying to ship them, and now she's not laying anymore.
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For optimum hatchability, I think the norm is 10-14 days, max.
 

monarc23

Coturnix Obsessed
11 Years
Jul 18, 2008
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Mrs. AK-Bird-Brain :

I'm not sure where I read it, but I think it was for Bobwhites or Coturnix, they actually said it was best to let them sit for 5 days before setting them. I haven't tried holding the BW eggs that long and then trying to ship them, and now she's not laying anymore.
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For optimum hatchability, I think the norm is 10-14 days, max.

5 days is great, and knowing that the max is around 10-14 is even better because once my coturnix start laying i'd perfer to put in a lot all at one time not a few everday lol! I'm having so many studdered hatches now as it is it's driving me insane! LOL!​
 

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