Last week I processed 22 coturnix roosters. Easy job compared to chickens! Last night I processed 34 more, roosters and hens. I caught 46 of them so I could pick and choose who to keep. This was about 3:30-4:00. There were only 3 eggs. I put them all in a cage I built for the chukar, waited for the rain to clear, go out about 5:30-6:00 to start processing and about 13 eggs were in the cage. As I was pulling out the innerds, I found eggs in different stages of being formed! It was so interesting! One, as I was holding the bird pulling the skin and feathers off, plop! an egg falls out. Another one, the egg was formed, but didnt have the shell yet. Another I found a completely formed yolk ball with nothing else yet wrapped around it. I found that to be so very fascinating. Just wanted to share.