Q&A on mating please!!!!!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by 7quails3chicken, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. 7quails3chicken

    7quails3chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    do quail have to mate each time before they lay an egg to make it fertile,and how long after they mate will they lay an egg, my quail have been mating for a week now and no eggs ,I have 5 females and two males all 8 months old
     
  2. chickbird

    chickbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they do not have to mate to lay eggs, they do have to mate to have fertile eggs, after mating, i think the fertility last several days, usually they mate so often you do not have to worry about fertility, light, warmth and proper type of food is important for quail to lay.
     
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  3. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like post before me THEY DO NOT HAVE TO MATE TO LAY EGGS /only to LAY FERTILE EGGS...cva34
     
  4. 7quails3chicken

    7quails3chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    "People Please"[​IMG] I know they can lay eggs without mating iv gotten lots of eggs before without mating, [​IMG] this is just the first time iv seen them mate, [​IMG]My Q: was "do quail have to mate each time before they lay an egg to make it Fertile",and how long after they Mate will they lay an egg, But guess what today they did it,at 4:00 they laid there first Fertile egg!!!!![​IMG] Im so happy cant wait to have baby Quails [​IMG]
     
  5. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One good mateing is good for a couple weeks...cva34
     
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