First Coturnix Eggs

Discussion in 'Quail' started by troseblad, May 31, 2011.

  1. troseblad

    troseblad Out Of The Brooder

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    New to the hobby. Bought birds on 5/13 after reading many posts in this forum. I went with 4-5 week old to start with. I have 8 (2M/6F) in a 2' x 4' rabbit hutch. Collected my first egg today!! Getting hooked. Thanks for all the helpful information. I would post pics but am still blocked by the newbie spam filter.
     
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  2. mxpres

    mxpres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Good luck with your birds,
     
  3. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well welcome to the quail board! What is the plan for your birds? meat, eggs, pets? All the above? I think most folks get there first birds "just because".... I like idea of keeping the frig full of quail and eggs, but it aint... I have eaten alot of my birds but raise nowhere near enough to have a steady supply for the table. Lots of eggs get pickled thou. Guess if I put more in the bator instead of a jar, there would be more in the freezer! go figure...[​IMG] Hit us with pix when ya can... Bill
     
  4. troseblad

    troseblad Out Of The Brooder

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    I am raising them for eggs, meat and fertilizer for the garden. Toying with the idea of making a pen that would fit over my raised beds. I hope to start incubating sometime this summer. Haven't gotten an incubator yet.
     
  5. troseblad

    troseblad Out Of The Brooder

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    I am very curious to try them pickled. Heard quite a few recommendations to try 'em that way.
     
  6. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would research the over the garden pen. IMHO, Quail crap is too "hot" for the concentration your lookin at. Best to make a pile and spread it as needed. Coturnix eat alot, grow fast, LAY stupid amounts of eggs and produce HUGE amounts of crap!!! As you undoubtedly have already discovered... Bill
     
  7. troseblad

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    You are probably right. At least they will keep the compost cookin'. From what I've read, your pickling recipe is hard to beat. Looking forward to having enough eggs to give it a try.
     
  8. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well, if ya like that sorta thing... Anything I drop on the way to my mouth, lands on my belly. Has something to do with my Adonis-like build. [​IMG] Seems the Louisiana hot sauce stains anything it touches... All my tee shirts have the same orange "birth mark" on the front. Bill
     
  9. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Bill always has the best food pictures! [​IMG] Hey Bill I'll be in your neck of the woods tommorw.... Haha
     
  10. MobyQuail

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    Quote:Well, if ya like that sorta thing... Anything I drop on the way to my mouth, lands on my belly. Has something to do with my Adonis-like build. [​IMG] Seems the Louisiana hot sauce stains anything it touches... All my tee shirts have the same orange "birth mark" on the front. Bill

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