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I got my first quail eggs!!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by shelleyd2008, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I went to do my afternoon feedings, and my son found two eggs in the cage with my pharoahs!!! [​IMG] Isn't that odd that they 1)are starting to lay now, and 2)started laying the same day??? I'll get a pic later, but that is so cool!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on your first quail eggs [​IMG]
     
  3. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

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    hmmm ,,, wanna trade your quail fer mine??? [​IMG]


    congrats [​IMG]
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Sure! Pharoahs are about half the size of the ones you have! [​IMG] Wouldn't really be a fair trade would it? [​IMG]

    ETA: I only have a trio of pharoahs, thinking I didn't want a whole bunch. I guess I should have gotten more! I have had people ask me if I had any for sale! Yeah, two A&M's, that's barely enough to feed one person! Would need to be a pretty small person, imo!!
     
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  5. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    ahhaha,,,, well ill take a smaller quail for the egg production,,, i hate waiting [​IMG]
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Well you shouldn't have to wait long if you keep a light on them. I have 2 A&M's that turned out to both be males. They were mature at barely 5 weeks old. I keep finding that foam in their cages [​IMG] and they are about 7 or 8 weeks now, so these guys are ready!! Too bad I don't have any girlfriends for them! Feed them well, keep a light on them, and before you know it you'll have eggs coming out your ears!
     
  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    [​IMG] Congrats Shelley!!!! I wish mine would give me suprises like that already, but even if they did Id probablyhave to pitch em WAY too cold here the eggs would crack (experienced that with my dumb dumb button quail hen outside who kept laying eggs until just a few weeks ago lol)!

    I'm going to be squealing on here with glee (no pun intended to your cute piggie picture ha hahha) in the spring when I have my first eggs and can FINNALLY start filling orders! WOOOOOOOOOOOOT [​IMG]
     
  8. spookyevilone

    spookyevilone Crazy Quail Lady

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    [​IMG] Yay!!! Isn't it fun? [​IMG] Mine all seem to lay at the same time. One will start the egg song and drop an egg, then the other four will set off. Last night, I think they were going for "biggest egg" - my Chicken laid a huuuuuge egg. Double yolker - I cooked it and fed it back to her. [​IMG]

    -Spooky
     

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