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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:46 pm 
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My golden pheasants have started laying and I've put the first 2 eggs under a chook to check fertility as the cock is in his first year. Both eggs are fertile :)
My 2 pair of Californian Quails are still not laying. :(


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:01 pm 
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Now all laying.
Lady Amhersts 10 days behind Goldens, but all good.
Just about to set some Ringnecks eggs.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:02 pm 
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Good to here swayne your first year cock is fertile as mine to is first year. He is just getting he's first true gold head feathers. Maybe the california quails start quite late in the season :think: . My pair today were very vocal / displaying on a front perch. Unfortunately I lost the spare cock found him dead with a head womb, was bleeding from the eye, must have wacked he's head real hard :-( .


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:09 pm 
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Californian quails have started nest building, so hopefully not long. :)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:40 pm 
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Good news swayne, will keep watch on mine.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:36 pm 
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First lot of golden pheasant eggs were not fertile, all clear, will wait a bit longer and try again, still no eggs from the california quail. .


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:10 pm 
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I have good fertility in pheasants, they are due next week, another golden hen started seating yesterday I just put the eggs under, the eggs I was collecting for the incubator(good timing) will see how i go!!
Totally disappointed with Mandarin ducks 14 eggs, all clear, another female started laying a few days ago, 5 eggs in the nest, not optimistic about them either :-(


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:49 am 
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Californian quails have started laying... :)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:05 pm 
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Mine not yet, unless they are hiding them? Plenty of courtship, flying about and singing so cant be far off :pray .


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:46 pm 
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I noticed a couple of days ago they were making a new call, so had a look today and found 2 eggs.
Do they lay every day or every second day?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:46 pm 
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First 2 california quail eggs :nuts ,still getting golden pheasant eggs, have 23 in bator now, hope they are fertile.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:34 pm 
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Hatched 2 Golden pheasants :nuts , first time for me, have set more in bator along with california quail eggs, and also set some under bantam, hopefully the fertility will keep improving :thumbs: , put the golden chicks in brooder with 4 day old blr bantam wyandotte chicks , all going good..


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:52 pm 
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Excellent mycoola, good news


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:40 pm 
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Up to seven golden pheasant chicks now :thumbs: , more in the bator with california quail eggs and blr bantam wyandotte eggs. I did hatch 2 california quails but one drowned within 2 hrs on putting in the brooder even with a shallow water dish :doh :-( . The surviving california quail chick is quite happy in with the golden pheasant chicks for company.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:39 pm 
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Oh how exciting! Photos??

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