54 Jumbo Quail eggs going in incubator!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Bil, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. Bil

    Bil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We received 54 Jumbo Quail eggs from ugly ducky this week. They are in the incubator now!

    Here they are, aren't they beautiful!!

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    Ignore the thermometer, it had been sitting on the counter for a while.

    There are more goldens than browns. The thing that surprised me is their size. I thought they would have been larger. They are almost the same size as our regular quail eggs.

    Here's a shot of one of mine and one of the jumbos. Mine is the one on the left.
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    Looking forward to having these hatch. If my quail percentage lasts, I'll have about 36 hatch.

    Bil
     
  2. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2009
    Grenada, Ms
    What kinda incubator is that?
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:It looks homemade.

    I got some jumbo goldens from her a month or so ago, the eggs were about the same size as my jumbos' eggs are. But if her birds are young, their eggs will be on the small side. Mine lay whoppers every once in a while, but they are close to a year old.
     
  4. Bil

    Bil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, it is homemade. It is a Omaha Meats ice chest.

    Go here to see more pictures.

    I can also add "Award Winning" incubator. [​IMG] It came in 2nd place in February or March in the BYC Homemade Incubator contest.

    Bil
     
  5. canter6

    canter6 Cooped up

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    Quote:Yes, it is homemade. It is a Omaha Meats ice chest.

    Go here to see more pictures.

    I can also add "Award Winning" incubator. [​IMG] It came in 2nd place in February or March in the BYC Homemade Incubator contest.

    Bil

    You run with your home made incubator! Why people pay $200 for a $3 fan, $2 heat source, and about $1.50 worth of Styrofoam and wire is beyond me.
    Not trying to hijack the the thread on this rant.

    More on topic: Jumbos/A&M/etc.. do occasionally lay monster eggs. Great for eating, but not hatching. Anything over 1/4 the size of a normal coturnix egg is usually a double yolk.
    Jumbo birds can lay jumbo eggs, but the ones you want to set should be pretty normal looking.

    Good luck with your hatch!
     
  6. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    Leesburg
    I subscribed so you have someone to listen to ya! Watching [​IMG]
     

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