Does anyone know the approx imate weight of button quail eggs before incubation?
I have been asked about finding out if quail eggs are fertile using the weightloss method.
"Im trying to find out if my button quail eggs are fertile i was ment to weigh them from day 1 but i started at day 5 and they are 6 grams now does that mean there is a chick inside if u know wot weight they start at please. Tony"
Here's my response:
Thanks for visiting farmingfriends and leaving your comment. Unfortunately I don’t know the weight of a button quail egg at day one. If you have continued to weigh the eggs daily then you may be able to work out the average daily loss. eg you say they now weigh 6 grams if on day 10 they weigh 5.5grams then you would do 6 take 5.5 divided by 6 and times by 100 to get the percentage =18.18r weight loss divided by 10 days=1.818181times this by number of hatch days 1.818181 times by 17 =30.9% percentage weightloss which is too much. Quail need to lose between 11-13% weight loss
Have you tried candling the eggs?
Good luck with the hatch. let me know how you get on.
sara @ farmingfriends
Sara @ farmingfriends