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Eggs In Lockdown!!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by kajhurley, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. kajhurley

    kajhurley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set 105 eggs two weeks ago and only 50 made it to lockdown. (Lots of clear eggs) Humidity up to around 70% and temp holding good at right at 100 degrees. Cross you fingers for me. Also, would it be ok to pickle the clear eggs that i took out of the bator??
     
  2. quailmale

    quailmale Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm sure I would not eat an egg that has been at 100 degree's for 2 1/2 weeks. [​IMG]
     
  3. chrishel

    chrishel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck on your hatch!

    I wouldn't eat the clear eggs. You don't know if they were quitters and have bacteria rings or are spoiled.
     
  4. kajhurley

    kajhurley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thaks. Just hate to throw out that many eggs.
     
  5. chrishel

    chrishel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know what you mean, but I go with the phrase, "When in doubt, throw it out." I'd rather not be sick or make anyone else sick.

    I have the opposite problem now. I put eggs in the fridge for eating and think, "This could be a potential chick."
     
  6. kajhurley

    kajhurley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I find it very hard to get into the quail eggs. Is there some kind of secret to cracking them??
     
  7. chrishel

    chrishel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I find that quail eggs are difficult to peel also. I've not found an easy way. Some people like to dissolve off the shells with vinegar.

    I've found that if I put them from the hot pot directly into ice water that helps. I roll them so the shells are in bits then start from the blunt end (air sac) and peel the shells off under running water.

    It still takes forever and the whites sometimes stick to the shells.
     
  8. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are kinda hard to get open.

    A real good wack on the counter then pry the top off. But be careful, they then to collapse. I've also given them a good wack with a steak knife but with them so small you need good aim. [​IMG]

    I know they do make a special cutter for them that I want to find.
     
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  10. kajhurley

    kajhurley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Came home today to one little pip that i can see. Soooooo excited to get off of work today at 5:00. Can't wait to see if i have any babies.
     

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