My quails are 1yr old now,can they produce fertile eggs?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by yahayakarfi, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. yahayakarfi

    yahayakarfi New Egg

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    My curtunix quail are one year old this august,and they are still laying eggs,can they produce fertile eggs for hatching
     
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  2. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    Michigan
    Contrary to popular belief, yes they can. I have hens older than a year that still lay fertile eggs, and all sources say that they can.

    Hope this helps! [​IMG]
     
  3. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, as long if there's a roo with them you should be good to go.
     
  4. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    My oldest pen is a roo my son made a pet of, The roo is now 2 years old and still ahem... vigorious.
     
  5. yahayakarfi

    yahayakarfi New Egg

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    Thank u all for your comments,i joined this wonderful forum today and i am happy i did
     
  6. animal8

    animal8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How long do Japanese quail live? [​IMG]
     
  7. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    Michigan
    Quote:How long do Japanese quail live? [​IMG]

    Until they die [​IMG]
     
  8. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i know someone who has a roo that's 8 years old.
    hens don't live as long due to all the stress to their bodies from egg laying
     
  9. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    Quote:How long do Japanese quail live? [​IMG]

    Platypus is 3 in a few more weeks, his hens have passed around 2 years (prolapse, heat stroke and egg bound), we keep giving him new harems.
     
  10. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I have a 3year old roo and 2 3 year old hens. Other than Romeo's favorite (keiko) having a few bald spots everyone is fine.
     
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