SQUEEE!!! First egg!!!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Bettacreek, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Not from the buttons of course, but, my coturnix ladies just laid an egg! I can't believe how exciting this is, lmao. I'm going to test hatch the first week or two of eggs, to see if my A&M is a male and fertilizing the eggs.
    Any recommendations on how long it takes before they lay fertile eggs, at the latest, if you have a male? I've heard people saying that the first ones are often infertile... But, I don't want to waste a bunch of edible eggs by tossing them in the bator if there's no male...
     
  2. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats!!!!!!!!!!! Darn I thought it was those buttons! They are stubborn arent they! Both you and your SIL came through before them! [​IMG]

    Where's the picture? [​IMG]
     
  3. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    YAY!!! CONGRATULATIONS!
     
  4. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    OMG. I was pulling each bird out and trying to see if I could feel eggs in the belly like you said, Niki. I left the A&M for last, and when I pulled the last lady out, he was making this crazy noise. So... I checked your thread, and if ONLY the roos make that crow noise (that Ike, the tux was doing in your video), then the A&M is a roo! I heard him the other night doing that, but he did it once, and I barely heard it in here, wasn't sure what it was, so I actually pulled the hunting knife from hubby's nightstand and went to investigate, thinking that someone was outside, lmao. Darned birds, making me look/feel like a moron. In my defense, it was like 1am, I was home with just the boys, and god only knows who/what could be making strange noises, lmao. *Puts on her Dunce hat*
     
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  5. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:that is the coolest!!!! YAY YES YOU GOTTA ROO!!! *LMAO about the knife* LOL!
     
  6. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Lol. And, the roo just had to confirm it today. I saw him "locked" with a hen. Now I know he's at least been mating, so the eggs should be fertile. [​IMG] I keep checking the cage for more eggs, lol, it's almost as exciting as watching the hatcher.
     
  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:wanna hear something halarious!??!! LOL Least I think it is. When I go up and watch my coturnix that are outside, I try to take note of which pen is breeding so I can know when to start looking for eggs or to know which hens are laying (seems like roos only mate hens that are laying least that i've noticed).

    Anywho, my golden roo hawn i never saw breeding. My hubby came up to see htem and hawn bred a hen. Now EVERYTIME he comes up Hawn will breed a hen. He wont breed a hen whenim around [​IMG] I told hubby i think hawn likes him [​IMG]
     
  8. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
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    I might have some more A&Ms for yah if you want them. Just gotta get everyone penned then I will know for sure.
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