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Partridge eggs

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  1. Bijar
    Member

    Hi we have 5 partridge in our backyard.the females have laid 25 eggs we had 1 more female but a cat ate it right after they made 25 eggs we had 10 eggs but they broke them so after that we started to collect them in a box in the garage. we have 25 right now we have been collecting them for 4 to 5 weeks. we have had the eggs for about 28 day we are collecting them cause we are afraid that they might break them again. please help us what should we do

    Posted 6 years ago #
  2. quacking minx
    Member

    are they pets or wild? are you collecting the eggs to hatch? you need to give a bit more info about what you want either baby birds or eating eggs :)

    if you give more info someone will help you soon :)

    Posted 6 years ago #
  3. quacking minx
    Member

    eggs lose there fertillity every day after 2weeks so if you are trying to save baby it maybe too old (the eggs)

    Posted 6 years ago #
  4. Bijar
    Member

    They are pets and we thought if we collected them they would hatch.so yes we are collecting them to hatch.we want baby birds not eating birds

    Posted 6 years ago #
  5. quacking minx
    Member

    you would need to incubate them then really

    do you have an incubator that will fit them all? once you start incubation after 7 days or so candle them to see if any life is there

    I'm not sure if the time scale in which your eggs have waited, is too long I guess all you could do is try them :)

    Posted 6 years ago #
  6. pinkpoultry
    Member

    Eggs need to be as fresh as possible, I know with duck eggs any egg over 14days old wont work as the embryo will have died, I assume (yes I know the saying!) that quails eggs will be dud after maybe 7 days with them being so much smaller? Also they have to be slightly moved each day before incubation to stop the embryo from sticking and having something like a twisted leg or flat head or something.
    I would only incubate eggs that are the freshest!

    Posted 6 years ago #
  7. quacking minx
    Member

    ^^ yep I agree, I got some eggs given to me to try but I couldn't put them in straight away (it was ready 3 days later) I turned them everyday while they were waiting and also had them at a cool temp

    they all seem ok I have 10 days till the hatch hopefully starts

    Posted 6 years ago #
  8. pinkpoultry
    Member

    Ooooooo exciting!! What are eggs do you have?? Im going to incubate EVERYTHING when I get back off holiday!!

    Posted 6 years ago #
  9. campbell ridge
    Administrator

    you can cook the partridge eggs that are over 1week old and incubate the others.

    Sarah L
    Posted 6 years ago #
  10. quacking minx
    Member

    the farmer said 'big ducks' :) two said call on them but I lost 1 to a blood ring the other is well kicking around, it is a lot smaller egg then the others :)

    Do partridge lay eggs like pheasant? only in a certain time and not many? or are partridges good egg layers?

    Posted 6 years ago #
  11. Bijar
    Member

    So should I buy an incubator?
    What does candle them to see if there is still life in them mean?

    Posted 6 years ago #
  12. Bijar
    Member

    Each partridge lays 1egg every day .I get 2 eggs every day because I have 2 female partridge.I don't know how pheasant eggs look so I don't know if there similar .and yes partridges are good egg layers.each partridge usually lays 40 eggs in the summer.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  13. quacking minx
    Member

    you hold a torch up to them in a cupped hand and look inside the egg look at the thread 'the eggs so far' I put pics of my eggs when candled

    Posted 6 years ago #
  14. Mama
    Member

    Hi Bijar , there are lots of how to candle egg pics on here . Sorry don't know how to send the links but Sara will .Mama .

    Goose Girl
    Posted 6 years ago #

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