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Katy- Guess what I bought at the chicken auction

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tazcat70, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    that I will be putting under a broody bantam?

    30 quail eggs for $1.00. I couldn't resist, but I have to get her set up in a pen for just her, and I am gonna build a foam type nest for her. We will see what happens. I don't really want to start up the bator, and I can't just eat them. [​IMG] And NO ONE wanted to buy them....I couldn't leave them there. [​IMG]

  2. brooster

    brooster Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    Your going to build a foam nest. Wouldnt the chicken eat it? Mine ate spray foam insulation i used in thier coop. [​IMG]
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    LOL.....next time I'll stay till the end to keep you out of trouble!!!!!!!! [​IMG]

    What kind of quail are they?
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2009
  4. Delta2 23

    Delta2 23 Flock Master

    Sep 4, 2008
    Wow! 30 eggs is a lot!

    I agree with brooster, my chooks are in the process of eating this foam/polystyrene box we kept the ducklings in when they were little- they are well over half way through it and it's a big box. It doesn't hurt mine though. If you want to build a nest use leaves- my chooks' nests in the garden they made themselves and they're made out of leaves.
  5. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Well after I made the changes to the nest, the broody stopped. So I guess I will HAVE to put them in the bator. [​IMG]

    The eggs came with a note on the top. They are from a mixed pen of Coturnix. There are Pharaoh, Golden Speckle, White, Tuxedo, and Tibetan. Some are jumbo some are not. There are 4 teeny, tiny green eggs. The rest are marbled.

    The note continues on with basic information, for cooking or hatching.

    Katy it was really a fluke, I was thinking about getting them, and I changed my mind. I had walked away and then I heard the auctioneer hollering anyone have an incubator....I guess no one was buying them.....so lucky me I have them.

    I have no idea what to do with them after they hatch.
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    LOL....You'll get it figured out what to do with them.
  7. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    FYI about the foam. It was covered so that it couldn't be eaten. But I needed something more cushion-y because the quail eggs are so tiny and I didn't want the bantam to break the eggs.

    My nests have straw in them normally.

  8. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Quote:Yeah, give them to you!!!! [​IMG]
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Yikes....I don't think so! Although I have thought those little button quail are pretty darn cute!
  10. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    I know, cute. [​IMG]

    How bad is it that I am seriously thinking about just eating them?

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