so how long after........

Discussion in 'Quail' started by d1, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. d1

    d1 Songster

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    coturnix crow do the start breeding and laying eggs?
     
  2. Ironsun

    Ironsun Chirping

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    Hi,

    The earliest I've have quail crow is 35 days old, but this is to young for breeding.

    I select 5 week old males for breeding, and place them with 6 week old females as they take a little longer to mature than males.

    Very often, the females start to lay before 7 weeks old and the young males are quite capable to fertilise any eggs.

    Just to be on the safe side, I don't collect eggs for the first 10 days after 1st egg is layed.

    You should by this time get loads of fertised eggs for your incubator.

    Ironsun.
     
  3. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    Great info Ironsun!
     

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