My own Quail eggs and babies, from the ones I hatched! Pics!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by WriterofWords, May 26, 2008.

  1. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    It was so exciting when the quail I hatched started laying at 6 weeks old, then I had to wonder if they might be fertile because I didn't know if I had male, female, or what? I'm proud to announce the hatchings of my very own quail and here they are! There is also a pic of the different size eggs they lay, there is such a major difference I was surprised. I'm wondering if the one laying the tiny eggs is ok, and I also wonder if they could hatch? I put two Button eggs at the end of the line on the right side for a comparison of the two tiniest eggs mine lay. I've also figured out I have two male and 4 female in the pen of older birds. The new ones I have no idea.
    My first born the Proud Parents:
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    The eggs they lay with two Button Quail eggs at the right for comparison:
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    The 10 day and 7 day old babies:
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    Today's babies May 26:
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  2. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Too cute! I cant wait till I get some!
     
  3. Tutter

    Tutter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are so cute!

    We had quail for years; button and farrow. They were fun to have around.

    Thanks for sharing! [​IMG]
     
  4. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Thank you, they are so much fun. The sounds they make are startling at first that's for sure, it sounds like a piece of tin metal being shaken.
     
  5. nutmeggie

    nutmeggie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How cute. I can't wait until my guy gets his quail!! Congrats on the new babies! [​IMG]
     

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