POP! goes the quail.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by NeoRoey, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. NeoRoey

    NeoRoey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went to the button quails' cage today and saw Chickapee doing something weird in the food bowl for a bit. She walked away and left behind was a strange, brownish thing. I was going to the cage to check for eggs, but I was expecting that there wouldn't be any. Anyways, at first I thought it was a cotton ball. That was a stupid idea, so I assumed it was feces. Nope, that would be too big for feces and too small for an egg. I touched it and noticed it was hard. I picked it up- lo and behold (I've always wanted to type that [​IMG]) was a fully-formed button quail egg. I quickly set up the incubator and put it inside. How often do button quails lay and is it year round?
     
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  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    The first egg is usually not fertile.
     
  3. NeoRoey

    NeoRoey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ...>_>. Anyways, how often do they lay?
     
  4. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    They can lay every day or every other day...sometimes they just stop. All depends on what you feed them and lighting.
     
  5. NeoRoey

    NeoRoey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    14-16 hours of artificial light. Diet consists of mealworms and bird mash (high-protein).
     
  6. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    My female layed an egg for like 3 weeks straight, then she stopped for like 2 months ( cause she was molting ) then she started back up again. I would think if she just started laying then she would lay for a few weeks. [​IMG]
    Does she have a mate in w/ her? If not I doubt her eggs are fertile, and I doubt it would be fertile anyway since it's her first egg, like quailladyoffortmyers has already said. [​IMG]
     
  7. NeoRoey

    NeoRoey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 males are with her.
     
  8. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Don't your 2 males fight? [​IMG]
     
  9. NeoRoey

    NeoRoey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never. But they take turns doing it with Chickapee.
     
  10. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    [​IMG] Ha ha [​IMG]
     

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