I received an interesting comment enquiring why quail move and crack their eggs.
My quail have recently laid eggs. but they seem to move the eggs around and most of them cracks. what should I do. I surpose to have 5 eggs but the quail have crack 3 of them. what is happening? Carrie.
Welcome to farmingfriends and thanks fo your comment. Pleased to hear that your quail are laying. They move the eggs as they are turning the eggs. I would try to make a nest. From experience my quail like to lay eggs in an indent in the soil and straw.
The eggs maybe cracking the eggs as the shells might be fragile and the quail may need more grit and oyster shell.
Quail also have a bad habit of egg eating so they will try to crack the eggs. One way to try to solve this is to add pebbles in te shape of their eggs to the nest which will put them off trying to crack the eggs. Also removing the eggs as soon as possible after lay will allieviate this problem unless you want them to sit on the eggs themselves.
Hope this helps.
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Sara @ farmingfriends
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