Setting Coturnix Eggs.....

Discussion in 'Quail' started by itsy, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey guys! One of my coturnix FINALLY started laying. I believe I have only one female in the group.

    I set chicken eggs on the 3rd of this month, and after doing my math, I realized that the times don't line up well enough to put the coturnix eggs in the incubator with the chicken eggs.

    It's good and bad, because now I can collect enough eggs to set a decent amount. How long are the coturnix eggs viable for setting? If I wait until the chicken eggs hatch, I believe on the 23rd, will that be ok for the eggs I now have on hand?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
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    i don't keep my eggs longer then 10 days. If hatching them that is. Fertility kinda goes down after a week, but i've had good hatches with 10 day old eggs(my last was 87 out of 120).
     
  3. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your expertise!
     

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