i picked up my first egg today.
1. i hv 8 quails, 2 whites, 3 golden, 3 browns. the whites, one is smaller than the other. does it mean one is male the other is female? i'm sure there's one golden male and one brown male. do i have too many roosters?
2. the golden male (he crows a lot) is a twisty. Is the twisted neck genetics or did he break his neck by boinking? i just saw one day that he's twisted. he eats and drinks so i let him live.
3. i saw 2 membrane-like shells. are these fart eggs? i also found one 'fart' egg, also membrane-like, smaller and softer than the normal egg, and covered with egg-white like substance. if they are fart eggs, is it a symptom of any deficiency (calcium?) or is it normal for starters?
these guys are in a temporary hutch and i'm building the real hutch as fast as i can, knowing that a change in environment will be harshly dealt with. i am expecting that. there's just a lot of things to do.
if i get at least 6 eggs by sept 1, i'll join the hatch along! (or maybe i wait before i move them. it's just that the present coop is too unwieldy to clean. aarghhh! )
Edited by scatteredeggs - 8/9/11 at 4:10pm