Hello and help with found California quail eggs!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jessxxx23, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. jessxxx23

    jessxxx23 New Egg

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    Hi. I have no idea what im doing. Lol! I found 16 quail eggs yesterday in my planter rght outside my house, no adult quail in sight. Been checking on them since i found them yesterday (which i can easily do without disturbinf anything by looking out my front window) its veen a day and a half now with no quail sitting on them. Im starting to wonder if they are abandoned, incubating on their own from the heat (its usually 30°c here) or not viable, in which case id be xoncerned about the rotting egg smell. What do i do? How long do i wait?
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Do you know anything about raising quail? I'm guessing they are "wild" quail , in that case the mother may have been taken by predators or just abandoned the nest for her own reasons.

    You might get good advice on the "quail thread." but I don't know anything about incubators etc. So cannot advise. I would just dispose/bury them.
     
  3. jessxxx23

    jessxxx23 New Egg

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    I cross posted there as well. Hoping someone can tell me something to do lol. No i dont have an incubator. Was not planning on quail babies! Yes they are wild.
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. I think I'd be inclined to dispose of the eggs, but hopefully someone on the quail forum may offer a more positive suggestion.

    Best wishes
    Ct
     
  5. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Aww, sad that the mom hasn't shown up. :/
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Hope you have a wonderful summer! :)
     
  7. jessxxx23

    jessxxx23 New Egg

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    Thank you. I guess im just wondering if theres a way to tell if the eggs are viable or not. Nobody on the quail board has responded.
     
  8. herremagen

    herremagen New Egg

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    Candeling is a popular method in telling if there is life in an egg. It can be done with a lamp and a paper plate with a hole cut in it as ling as its done so in the dark. I know nothing about charts
     
  9. jessxxx23

    jessxxx23 New Egg

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    I will look into it. Thabks!
     

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