Small Coturnix Eggs

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Robo, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    Today I walked out to the quail cages and I got a coturnix egg sbout the size of a small marble. I have gotten a few of them every 3 or so days. They still have a yolk and a white, but I don't think I should hatch them. Any ideas on why I am getting these?
     
  2. BobwhiteQuailLover

    BobwhiteQuailLover Country Girl[IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.

    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    Not enough protein, maybe??
     
  3. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    They are getting 30% so I don't think that is it. Could it be change in the weather?
     
  4. BobwhiteQuailLover

    BobwhiteQuailLover Country Girl[IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.

    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    Maybe?
     
  5. ctsanders1

    ctsanders1 Out Of The Brooder

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    You should take a picture of the egg and post it on here. It's hard to believe that this is a Coturnix egg. Some Chinese Button Quail look almost identical to the Coturnix breed.... so if you've hatched both and raised together, maybe there was a mistake in separation?

    I do have a mixed hatch right now and one of my buttons yet again looks like a Coturnix.
     
  6. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    It is a coturnix egg for sure. It is speckled and I have no buttons in that pen. I don't have a pic of it because I busted them open to see if they had yolks.
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    It sounds like a fart egg. Usually young hens will lay those until they get things 'straightened out'; Older hens will also lay them at the start of the season. Most likely it has either no yolk or no white. It's just something that happens, no need to be alarmed [​IMG]
     
  8. ctsanders1

    ctsanders1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Marble size.... hmmm....

    No clue. Not the protein because they would either not lay an egg at all, or it would be extremely fragile.
     
  9. ctsanders1

    ctsanders1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I was thinking the only other "guess" I would have is if the hen was extremely new to laying.
     
  10. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    It has a yolk and egg white. It is a really young hen laying it though. She is one of the 15 week old manchurians I think.
     

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