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Hi everyone I am not a chicken owner but a button quail one and am new to it

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Hi everyone I live in S. Florida and I have button quails.  I really need lots of advice and love the homey warm feeling of these forums.  And I found out information I needed like take the eggs out everyday.  Plus on youtube how to tell if they have chicks in them.

 

I can't tell who is laying eggs and I know it takes 5 or 6 of them to make one chicken egg.  I am an accidental owner my granddaughter had one then moved, and recently I felt sorry for my little girl....crying....ahahaha it was a boy, so I purchased 3 girls for him.

 

Funny one of the girls seems like the boss apple sauce not him.  I am not seeking to breed them I just wanted to make my bird not feel so lonely.  However I do want to try the eggs and don't want to get sick doing it.

 

So I am wondering if taking them out everyday and refrigerating them, how long are they good in refrigerator?  As I need to collect many to make eggs for my husband and I.

 

I feed them meal worms, finch food, and I cooked chicken eggs for them for the calcium I read that I could cook the eggs for 20 mins at 200 degree to sterilize them and use them for calcium for the eggs.

 

My name is Adreanna

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Adriana, or you could just put out a container of crushed oyster shell for the hens. If they need additional calcium beyond laying feed - they will take it free choice.

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Hi welcome-byc.gif Adreanna

Glad you could join us here! I've but kept button before but they sure are cute. It was so nice of you to get your original quail some friends, I'm sure he appreciates it very much.

Please do pop by the quail section for all the chat about them ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/48/quail

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Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

 

All the best

CT

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Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

 

Aww....quail are such cute little birds to keep! I keep Bobwhites and have for years. For such a small package, quail are loaded with personality!

 

Good luck with your birds and definitely stop by our quail section for help, sharing stories or more quail talk.

 

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Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

Treating Sour Crop and Impacted Crop                                    Raising Quail

 

How to Treat Egg Binding in Hens 

 

Leg, Foot and Toe Issues in Poultry of All Ages

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Welcome to BYC!

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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Welcome to BYC :frow  Glad you joined the flock!

 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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