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CharlieHorse
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« on: April 22, 2004, 10:34:35 PM »

I would have done a "search" on this subject.........but you all know the story!

How old do Bobwhites have to be to start breeding? And is there different ages for females and males?
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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2004, 01:31:34 AM »

This web site says quail start laying at 140 days.
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Don McGowan
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2004, 07:01:19 AM »

TB  about 6 months is what I figure on.  After they start laying check fertility it could take several weeks before the eggs are fertile.
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nec500
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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2004, 05:33:30 PM »

Yeah, but how can you check fertility? DO you have to check it after incubating or is there a different way even before incubation?
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nec500
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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2004, 05:35:31 PM »

Yeah, but how can you check fertility? DO you have to check it after incubating or is there a different way even before incubation?
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britguy33
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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2004, 01:17:08 AM »

I would guess you would need to incubate for a few days and then candle. If anyone has better way please let me know. I am new to hatching/breeding and am not sure.
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Don McGowan
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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2004, 08:33:41 AM »

Sorry it took awhile to respond, we were having baby goats yesterday !!  Incubate the eggs for 10 days then candle. a nonfertile eggs lights up a clear yellow the fertile ones are dark and you can see the red veins inside the eggs. hope this helps
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joip
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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2004, 10:12:03 AM »

Bobs can start laying around 16 weeks onwards, depends on how fast you want to boost them along if not expect what Don said round 24 weeks

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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2004, 10:18:08 AM »

Thanks everyone......I've got a bob that is about 1 year old and he is in the flight pen with about 8 hens that are 9 weeks old, and I was just wondering what to expect.
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