Yay 7 to 8 weeks old and 2 eggs

Discussion in 'Quail' started by workindog, May 8, 2017.

  1. workindog

    workindog Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 11, 2015
    I got my first 2 eggs already! My quail are 7 to 8 weeks old and the 2 eggs were fertile! They had that little bullseye!!!!

    How long can i collect them before i have to incubate them? Anyone have any experience with 10 to 14 days collecting then incubating?
  2. Binki

    Binki Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2015
    Ontario, Canada
    Oh grats :D! I heard you should let new hens lay for a week or two before collecting for incubation because they sometimes have strange eggs at first so it lets then sort that out for better hatch rates.

    I hear collecting for 10 days or less is best and also how you store them and the temperature helps.

    Do not set any eggs that don't have a smaller pointier end - it usually means the egg is a double yolker and you don't want that to start developing :O
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