Quail Eggs and Incubating

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ThaJuicyJuice, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. ThaJuicyJuice

    ThaJuicyJuice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They just started laying on Tuesday and I have been getting 1-2 eggs per day from 6 hens. There is only one male that made it through the incubation and constant predator attacks. In total I have 7 and I have not broken one to check for fertility. What are the odds of them being fertile with a 1-6 rooster to hen ratio?

    I am a science teacher and school ends this week. I helped a motivated student build his own incubator, after we did our own classroom hatch. I would like to collect all these eggs and give them to him before the last day of school so he can continue the hobby after he graduates.
     
  2. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your roo is doing what roos do, most of your eggs will be fertile. I wouldnt say all, but most. I ran 1 roo on 9 hens for awhile, and had around 60% hatch rate. If Mr roo IS "on the ball", he would not need to cover a hen daily for fertile eggs. IMHO, your eggs are likely coming from the same hens. The rest simply are not ready to lay yet. Good luck, Bill
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    BETTER THAN AVERAGE THEY ARE FERTILE [​IMG]
     

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