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Txas A&M Quail just laid their first eggs!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by buttercup95, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. buttercup95

    buttercup95 Songster

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    My quail just turned 7 weeks as of today and I walked out to find five eggs in with my 9 quail hens. I want to breed them but I know I have to wait before adding any males. I also know that I will only need two males to breed them all, but I have 11 so I think I'll just pick out the best looking males and make sure their fertile before eating the rest. My main question was about whether I should incubate or should I wait and see if they sit in their eggs. They were all hatched via incubator and I love how docile they are. I wouldn't say friendly but they just wait for me to put them in their pens if they fly out. Also how long should I wait to put the two males in? Would a week be sufficient or should I play it safe and wait two? I just want to start breeding as soon as possible with winter right around the corner.
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  2. gamebirdsonly

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  3. StewedMammal

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    You can wait the week, by then they should be fine having the males in with them. Congrats
     
  4. buttercup95

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    Thanks I had pretty much decided on that. I just wasn't sure if I had to wait longer but it sounds like they go into a routine faster than chickens. probably due to a shorter life span and the fact that mine were bred for this kinda thing
     

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