Button Quail eggs for sale*** SOLD****

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  1. jkcove08

    jkcove08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 15+ eggs that I have collected over the last couple days. They were suppose to go in the mail but the person need to wait now. $15.00 for everything including shipping. There could be close to 18 eggs by tonight. I need to get these out in the mail tomorrow morning. I dont have time on Saturday. Post paid and paypal
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  2. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    I just got my eggs and put them in the bator but my turner is too large so I had to wrap some foam around hem. Here is a picture of them. Any ideas on whether this will work? The bottom and top are open and I cut several small holes all the way around the material too so that they get air. I have them in the new hova-bator 1588 with the fan. I am amazed at how well they survived given how fragile they are. Only one cracked. And lots of extras. Thanks so much.

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  3. jkcove08

    jkcove08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL, that is just to cute!!! I think it will work fine. I was told once to let them sit and not turn them for the first 36 hours to let the little veins get established. I have always turned mine by hand, I dont believe in auto turners. I sold mine after I had cooked about 3 batches of eggs and had rotten hatches with others. I am not saying that turners are bad, just that I have never had good luck with them and like turning mine by hand better. It looks great and let me know if you dont have a very good hatch and I can send you more for shipping..
     
  4. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    Do you mean that you don't like the turner for quail or for any egg? Just curious? I just don't have the time to turn them as often as they need to be. I work full time. So it is nice to have that. I am sure they do better laying on their sides like mama does it though. Hard to mimic that. But I hatched my last eggs in a carton and that seemed to help so I will be doing that again. Have my bantam barred rocks in there right now. Probably hatching as we speak. I wish I was home to see. One was trying to get out this morning when I left. So hard to go to work.

    I will let you know how it goes and thanks again.

    Marie
     
  5. pearsjd

    pearsjd Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you think a small broody silky hen could sit on the these?

    Thanks
    Susan
     
  6. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    I have no experience since I just got my eggs, but they are very fragile. Not like a chicken egg. I crushed one and was being very careful, or so I thought. Very fragile. I would not trust a chicken to hatch it, they roll the eggs and put their big feet on them and stuff. But like I said, I am no expert. What do you think j?

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  7. jkcove08

    jkcove08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Susan,
    I dont think you would want to put them under a broody chicken. These are only the size of marbles and when the babies are born they are only the size of hersey kisses. I am afraid that the silkie would break them and if they did make it to hatch she would not know what those things were and might abandon them. You would hatch them just like a chicken egg but stop turning on day 13 and they will hatch anywhere from 15 to 18. Mine usually hatch around 16 to17. Temps and humidity are also the same as chickens. It is very hard to see the little pips but once they start hatching it usually doesnt take long. There are the few that will pip and then it will be forever until they hatch but you always have to have the slow pokes.. If you need any more info just let me know. I will get them boxed up tonight and out first thing in the moning. Jenn
     

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