How do u know whether a quail egg is fertilised??

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How do u know whether a quail egg is fertilised??

Post by Beastman on Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:14 pm

Hi people! I'm new here... Hmm. I've begin to take an interest to quails and looks like i will be getting mine asap Very Happy
Hmm... I was wondering how do u know whether a quail egg is fertilised?? Haha. I think its sound like a stupid question. Oh ya. 1 more question. Do u know how many eggs can be fertilised by 1 male in a day??? Haha. Just wondering...
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Re: How do u know whether a quail egg is fertilised??

Post by Suz on Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:00 pm

Hi Beastman

A female quail will lay one egg per day, it is recommended that a male has 5 hens and will happily do the business with these supplying you with fertile eggs.

To check the fertility of your eggs without incubating them - crack them open on a saucer and look for a small white disc on the yolk.

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Re: How do u know whether a quail egg is fertilised??

Post by Beastman on Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:45 am

Hmm. Okay... What if i want to incubate the eggs. So how do i know whether it is fertilised before putting into the incubator? Haha. I don't wanna crack those eggs... Is there any way to tell that the eggs are fetilised? Thanks anyway tho.

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Re: How do u know whether a quail egg is fertilised??

Post by Harrie on Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:38 am

Stick em in incy and candle eggs 7 days later!
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Re: How do u know whether a quail egg is fertilised??

Post by Beastman on Tue Dec 04, 2007 11:27 am

Hmm. Yep i know that but is there any other way to know whether it is fertilised right on the spot? Sry for asking so much...

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Re: How do u know whether a quail egg is fertilised??

Post by Suz on Tue Dec 04, 2007 11:43 am

Well, basically the answer to your question is NO - there is no way to do a pregnancy test on an egg, and especially not on an egg that you intend to incubate, you need to take your chances and wait 7- 10 day and candle.

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Post by Beastman on Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:08 pm

Haha. Okay. Hmm. Once last question. An egg can remain fertile for 10 days in room temperature right? Anyway, thanks loads for the help.

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Re: How do u know whether a quail egg is fertilised??

Post by Suz on Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:24 pm

ask as many questions as you want, we're always happy to help if we can. Smile

yeah, after 10 days the fertility drops quite dramatically, but i have had a few chicks from eggs that were about 2weeks old.

If you have young stock and you see your male treading the female, or the female has feathers missing from her head and/or scruff of her neck then chances are your eggs will be fertile.

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Post by Beastman on Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:39 pm

Hmm. Thanks!!! Haha. This is a great site for quails lovers! Thanks once again.

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