Questions about my quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by JuliaWesterbeek, Nov 25, 2016.

  1. JuliaWesterbeek

    JuliaWesterbeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Everyone,

    Today my quail laid an egg for the first time since she moved here 2 weeks ago (she is 8 months old right now). I normally clean her coop on Saturdays but I am not sure if I should clean it today since she might not like the change... Also, I sometimes put her in a puppy playpen during the day but will she be okay with this, or would she want to stay near her egg?

    Any answers are appreciated
     
  2. JuliaWesterbeek

    JuliaWesterbeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One more question: How long can quail eggs survive without heat... I know chicken eggs can last up 7 - 10 days but I am not so sure about quail eggs!
     
  3. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    Pretty sure it's the same but fertility drops after 7 days unless they are kept very cool. I read an article somewhere online about refridgerating quail eggs to extend their fertility but I can't remember the temperature they used. I think people generally work off no older than 7 days old when the eggs are set.
     
  4. JuliaWesterbeek

    JuliaWesterbeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank You!
     

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