Latest count: 5 hens. Roosterbator must have broken! UPDATE

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Rozzie, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    OK for all of you who would like for me to have all roosters over here. [​IMG]

    I have POSITIVE PROOF that at least ONE of the 9 I hatched six weeks ago is a girl. That or one of you snuck in and put an egg in the cage just to mess with my head. [​IMG] Somehow I suspect Buttercup Chillin or JJ... [​IMG]

    Oh, and two of the birds that I knew were boys proved it today. It's 66 degrees outside & the doors & windows are open. Today is their 6 week birthday (or should we say hatchday?) and they decided that this was their license to act like little adult roosters.

    Good thing is that this lets me PRETEND that the two birds they were after are girls... (Don't burst my bubble. I know it's not proof. Let's call it an increased chance that they might be girls...)

    Edited: Updated on page 2 or 3. [​IMG] Make that at least 3 hens & at least 2 boys.
     
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  2. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2008
    SouthEast TX
    OK OK, I think I said before I thought you had 3 girls there. So the one that's laying and the other 2 they were chasing. That's about as good as it'll get this time around. Of coarse I have been wrong before, especially in quessing games.

    Na, if I'd a snuck in there, I'd a dropped off a dozen girls - just to get their egg laying little fluffy butts out a here. They could a left you daily with plenty of those little speckled things that you aren't sure what they are. You see them so rarely. Then there is the problem of what to do with just a few. Oh, if only that was my problem. Yup, to bad we aren't closer, you wouldn't have to go through all this missery and anticipation.

    So has Boots started crowing yet? To bad I can't crochet real small anymore. I'd make that boy some real fancy boots to wear.

    Wait just a minute - Where's the proof? Where's the Pic. And don't tell us you ate it, that's not going to fly.
     
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  3. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    No, Boots hasn't started crowing yet -- and I'm still debating a drive down there. I actually have time in my schedule that I could do so, HA HA. It would be an awfully good excuse to take a long drive. (And, some pretty expensive girls. But at least they'd all be GIRLS...) If you have them around in a week or two still, I might just do it.
     
  4. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Proof? Ya want proof? (Sniff, sniff...what is this world coming to when I say I have PROOF and I'm not believed...sniff...sniff...)

    [​IMG]

    It's the one on the lower right, ROFL. The others are from my big girls. They were full grown and at least a year old when they came to me -- so they are on at least their second year of laying and still earning their feed.
     
  5. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    And, yes. That's a tray from Queen Anne's Chocolate Covered Cherries. I had that handy when I went to take the picture. It worked so well for the eggs that I went and dug the other three trays out of the recycling. (Ahem. There are four or six more boxes of them hidden away here. I'm saving the trays...)
     
  6. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2008
    SouthEast TX
    Oh ya they'll be hanging out dropping these eggs. Here's a peak just to remind you what they should look like. Now was this what was in that cage? Or did your son play a trick on you with a Button egg?

    The little one on the right is .3-.4 Oz from a young adolescent. The bigger one is .6-.7oz. from a mature hen and in size is twice as large, these were collected last night. This way you don't have to use so many. Or stand there peeling them for so long. Coarse Santa didn't bring me a cigar trimmer either, he left me a note said my eggs were to big for one. I was so disappointed.
    [​IMG]

    I am just way to slow at typing.
     
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  7. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    YAH eggs! [​IMG]
     
  8. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2008
    SouthEast TX
    Quote:No.no don't get to excited for her yet. One egg, her other two are from her older hens and they don't count (in this count anyway).
    One egg from one adolescent new pullet.

    Mine were just there to remind her what they looked like. But she can get them loaded and type much much faster than me. So my tease got stiffled.
     
  9. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:No.no don't get to excited for her yet. One egg, her other two are from her older hens and they don't count (in this count anyway).
    One egg from one adolescent new pullet.

    Mine were just there to remind her what they looked like. But she can get them loaded and type much much faster than me. So my tease got stiffled.

    okay then, BUT it's still an egg...sooooo Yah EGG...! LOL [​IMG]
     
  10. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Quote:No.no don't get to excited for her yet. One egg, her other two are from her older hens and they don't count (in this count anyway).
    One egg from one adolescent new pullet.

    Mine were just there to remind her what they looked like. But she can get them loaded and type much much faster than me. So my tease got stiffled.

    Well now, all three older hens laid THREE today. I just didn't put the other one in the picture cause it got dirty. [​IMG] And, I did have about a dozen button quail eggs today.
     

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