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my little friends are starting to lay eggs!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jyphotog, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. jyphotog

    jyphotog Out Of The Brooder

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    Now what do I do with them (eggs)

    If I want to eat them is there anything I need to do first? If I want to hatch them what do I need to do first?

    Thanks.
     
  2. chrishel

    chrishel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats!!

    Just collect them. To eat, I put them in the fridge until I have a bunch. Anywhere from 12 to 4 dozen.

    Then put them in a pot, cover them with water and cover. When it comes to a boil, then I turn off the heat and let them sit for 3-5 minutes. They are a pain to peel. I've read some people put lots of salt in the water. Some people poke the large end with a pin. Some people use vinegar to dissolve the shells.

    Enjoy them!

    I'd give them a week or so before collecting hatching eggs. Mine took about that long to get to "full" size.

    Go to the Hatchalong thread for info on collecting for hatching. I'm still learning that one myself!
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    SAVE 'EM UP FOR A WEEK AND SET THEM IN YOUR INCUBATOR.... JUST LIKE YOU DID WITH MOM AND DAD [​IMG]
     

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