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Discussion in 'Quail' started by Alwayswantchics, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. Alwayswantchics

    Alwayswantchics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one cortunix hen out of 9. I want to increase my flock. Any advice?
     
  2. James the Bald

    James the Bald Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you hatched those 9, then the only thing I could suggest is you order more eggs and hatch a few more. Otherwise, it will be a long process for you to incubate 5 quail eggs at a time from that one hen to get the covey to the size you want it.

    The other thing I would suggest, if you haven't already done so, is to separate her from the males, as they will all court until she is too exhausted and die. And no, I'm not joking.
    James

    Edited... OOPS! That line should read, "put her in with one male and remove the rest".
    I was distracted by a co-worker and didn't proof read before I submitted it.
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2013
  3. Alwayswantchics

    Alwayswantchics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I "pimp" her out tmy best males. Say switch her out every couple of days?
     
  4. MissMyrna

    MissMyrna New Egg

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    I would think that if one pair seems to breed particularly well, leave those two together instead of swapping her around
     
  5. Alwayswantchics

    Alwayswantchics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But I want to get different colors. She is a golden. I also have a tuxed, brown and italian roos.
     
  6. James the Bald

    James the Bald Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do the colors make them "taste" any different?
     
  7. Alwayswantchics

    Alwayswantchics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, I just like pretty birds.
     

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