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I got my first button quail egg last night !!!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Crazy4Chicks, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Songster

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    I have been noticing both my male buttons have been actively breeding and doing thier little "turkey strut " for the the ladies - so I knew eggs were a coming soon !!

    I cleaned thier tote yesterday and took a look in thier house no eggs- ok no big deal well last night I noticed one of my females was running around the tote like crazy and saw my male poking at something -- so took a closer look and saw an EGG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    it was still warm not really sure which female laid it LOL

    right now I have 12 6 adults and 6 teenagers ~ I have 2 males in the adults and not sure what I have the other set of 6 LOL

    so here is my first " homelaid" egg


    here are just a few of my adults


    now I am just waiting to see if I get any more soon - If I get at least one or 2 more I am going to set them in the bator and see if they are fertile -- if it takes too long to get an egg I am going to blow out the yolk and save this egg - and dream of the all the eggs that will coming soon LOL
  2. Sherry

    Sherry Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    Southern WV
    Yay! Hooray for you. I have a friend who is going to give me some button quail eggs to incubate. I'll be watching your thread closely.
  3. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Congrats on the egg [​IMG]

    i am waiting on my button hens to lay there first egg... they are 8 weeks old now and still no eggs [​IMG]
  4. kaya's farm

    kaya's farm Songster

    Aug 6, 2008
    southern VT
  5. ButtonQuailBoy

    ButtonQuailBoy Songster

    Jun 23, 2008
    Throop PA 18512
    Aww I want button quails again my old ones were old and died... [​IMG]
  6. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Songster

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    yesterday I got egg number 2 -- this one is alittle darker ~ I have it resting with the other one I will give them about 2--3 more days to see if I get a few more eggs than I am going to set what I have and check fertilty - if they are fertile and a few more of my hens start laying I will be sending out "test" eggs to anyone who wants to test the fertility of the eggs after the are shipped - all you have to do is pay the postage.

    My 6 adults were hatched on -- July-15 and my lighter colored younger 6 were hatched on Aug-6 so I am hoping to be able to tell which ones in the younger group are males - and hopefully get some more in there laying.

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