Hi everyone I am not a chicken owner but a button quail one and am new to it

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by amandria1, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. amandria1

    amandria1 Just Hatched

    Jun 7, 2016
    Hi everyone I live in S. Florida and I have button quails. I really need lots of advice and love the homey warm feeling of these forums. And I found out information I needed like take the eggs out everyday. Plus on youtube how to tell if they have chicks in them.

    I can't tell who is laying eggs and I know it takes 5 or 6 of them to make one chicken egg. I am an accidental owner my granddaughter had one then moved, and recently I felt sorry for my little girl....crying....ahahaha it was a boy, so I purchased 3 girls for him.

    Funny one of the girls seems like the boss apple sauce not him. I am not seeking to breed them I just wanted to make my bird not feel so lonely. However I do want to try the eggs and don't want to get sick doing it.

    So I am wondering if taking them out everyday and refrigerating them, how long are they good in refrigerator? As I need to collect many to make eggs for my husband and I.

    I feed them meal worms, finch food, and I cooked chicken eggs for them for the calcium I read that I could cook the eggs for 20 mins at 200 degree to sterilize them and use them for calcium for the eggs.

    My name is Adreanna
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Adriana, or you could just put out a container of crushed oyster shell for the hens. If they need additional calcium beyond laying feed - they will take it free choice.
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome Adreanna

    Glad you could join us here! I've but kept button before but they sure are cute. It was so nice of you to get your original quail some friends, I'm sure he appreciates it very much.

    Please do pop by the quail section for all the chat about them ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/48/quail

    Good luck with them and enjoy BYC :frow
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Aww....quail are such cute little birds to keep! I keep Bobwhites and have for years. For such a small package, quail are loaded with personality!

    Good luck with your birds and definitely stop by our quail section for help, sharing stories or more quail talk.

    Welcome to our roost! :)
  6. LaurelTree

    LaurelTree Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 6, 2016
    Central Florida
    Welcome to BYC!
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined the flock!

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