Button Quail Laying Eggs

Discussion in 'Quail' started by chuck12, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. chuck12

    chuck12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Button Quail I hatched in October are laying eggs.

    It is to cold to mail the eggs at this time and I do not want to hatch anymore yet...

    Any suggestions on what to do with the eggs?
     
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Make itty bitty omelettes just for fun? [​IMG]
     
  3. chuck12

    chuck12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought about that or tiny fried eggs to go on tiny crackers [​IMG]
     
  4. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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  5. spookyevilone

    spookyevilone Crazy Quail Lady

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    Pickle them. http://www.quail-egg-recipes.com/ has some good recipes.

    Craft stores are carrying little plastic and plaster "dove eggs" for the holidays, maybe substitute those for the real eggs to make the hen stop laying?
    -Spooky
     
  6. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

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    I tried using them for pickled eggs and they were impossible to peel. This worked really good though - soak the eggs in white vinegar, then you can peel them right off. Regular quail eggs took about 12 hours or less; I put them in the fridge overnight.

    Otherwise, if you have a dog, they make great treats.
     
  7. spookyevilone

    spookyevilone Crazy Quail Lady

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    Quote:I either soak mine in vinegar or dunk 'em in icewater and roll the shell around the counter. The vinegar trick works but it reeks up my fridge [​IMG]
    -Spooky
     
  8. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

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    I had over 100 eggs in the fridge (some buttons but mostly jumbo coturnix) so this past weekend I got creative. I boiled half of them in water, then soaked in vinegar and was amazed and how well this worked. The other half, I just boiled in water with salt and vinegar. I chilled them in ice water and still had a hard time peeling them. Couldn't save even one button egg - all went to the dogs (who LOVED them!) So from now on, I'm doing the vinegar soak thing. Oh - and I was pickling them so it didn't matter.
     
  9. chuck12

    chuck12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the suggestions guys,..
    Right now I have 2 Button Hens laying I think I may restrict their light to try to make them stop laying till spring when I am ready for them to lay,..

    At least in spring I could mail the eggs to someone here who wants to hatch them.
     
  10. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    some baking soda in the water during boiling will make peeling any eggs muuuuchh easier [​IMG] (theres a thing on youtube about it). if that was me if i didnt wanna eat em i'd boil em and feed em back to the birds [​IMG]
     

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