all who are hatching quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by kenazzo2000, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. mckeesbackyard

    mckeesbackyard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We started with our first 20 coturnix 2 months ago--we now have 59 coturnix & Texas A&Ms ranging from 3 weeks-10 weeks old. We put in for the first time on Dec. 28--57 eggs in the incubator (thatI got for Christmas:( Rather large number for a first-time hatcher but we wanted to check for fertility as well. Hooefully some will hatch:fl
     
  2. keepmumsane

    keepmumsane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just put our first home grown quail eggs in the incubator. Fingers crossed he doesnt only favor the one hen
     
  3. J in SoCal

    J in SoCal Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got another 120 in one incubator and 80 in the second. I'm having a hard time selling adult chicks because everyone wants to buy them as babies. That dont include the 100 eggs a week my family eats.
     
  4. WaterfowlWierdo

    WaterfowlWierdo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lucky! My family wont touch quail eggs unless I cook them into something! I have to keep hatching so I am not wasting eggs!, I only have 11 hens, and I am getting about 45 eggs a week, even in this cold weather! Gosh they sure do out do any other birds for production!
     
  5. J in SoCal

    J in SoCal Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 24 standard coturnix hens and 24 Texas A&M's hens. I havent turned off my incubators in months. Everyone in my family, including myself, prefer the quail eggs over my chickens. I average 44 to 48 eggs a day, I havent really tried to sell many yet. Other than people who know me asking for them. I'm amazed that I'm still getting a 77+% hatchrate through the winter. Well Winter is a funny word. 75 Christmas day, 80 on New Years. Cooled off now, only 72 tomorrow
     
  6. WaterfowlWierdo

    WaterfowlWierdo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cant get anyone to try a plain quail egg! I love them! I think they are much better than chicken eggs too! I wish everyone else would eat them, I dont want to really start hatching until later in the year. But I plan on hatching some for meat, so any that I cant sell or keep I guess is going to the freezer :/
     
  7. keepmumsane

    keepmumsane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol, my family wont eat them unless I hide them. I revkon they're perfect slider bun size! I did make mini scotch eggs that were devoured!
    Quails sure are great producers!
     
  8. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I eat them raw in smoothies in the mornings. You can't taste them over the fruit. Or pickle them (I have my aunt do it my pickled eggs taste like...well bad) Also if you have dogs you can feed them the quail eggs to good results. Their coat will get shinier and they will put off less dander if they get an egg or two a day.
     
  9. teradragon

    teradragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    do you give the eggs raw to the dogs? I imagine that my dog will be getting some when my birds start laying.
     
  10. muus

    muus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tomorow or thursday will arrive my button quail, common quail and jappanese quail eggs. I have a homemade incubator that i'm regulating the temperature and the humidity.. I'm excited to hatch my first birds!!!
     

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