The babies are all grown up! When should I hatch more!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by silkiechicken, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    So my little quail babies are about two months old and laying... how long before you suppose the male will be successful in his ventures of reproduction? So far he's just tearing up the feathers on the girls and not finishing the job as far as I can see after he hops on. LOL

    When you guys have quads of birds, when do you usually start collecting eggs for incubation? The first four were not fertile, but didn't really expect them to be with how clumsy the boys is. LOL
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    It takes a while for newly matured quail to lay fertile eggs. I would wait at least 2 weeks before you start any incubating. You should be good to go after that!
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Sweet, thanks! I'm so impatient. LOL Hoping my one boy figures it out and starts going easier on the girls. Reminds me of a 5 month old rooster.
  4. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    Good comparision.
  5. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
    I would bet your eggs are fertile now. Maybe not every one but alot of them. Give it a try!!

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