Hi all, I used to be a chicken owner and loved all my girls. I have experienced every disease known to chooks. I mastered all cures and remedies only to lose my last 5 girls to a pack of loose dogs. I am now renting a house where I cannot have chooks and I also discovered that taking half an hour to choose store bought eggs made me look a bit creepy, so rather than be interrogated by the store manager, I found an unregulated alternative to my fresh organic egg supply. Yes little feather babies! My gorgeous 5 Jap quail girls are an absolute delight and an enjoyable interactive pet. We are now incubating 16 fertilised eggs due on 25 December 2016. This is how I found the forum. Questions on identifying the viability of our eggs brought me here to discover some wonderful methods and here starts another chapter in our feather baby journey. Below are my current girls. I am only getting 2-3 eggs per day and suspect that I have some old girls amoungst my flock. However I am a "pasture them" girl and will see them till the end. However it is time to replace my egg layers with new stock and enjoy the experience with my children. Feel free to show me your egg hearts. I have discovered a few of late and my avatar is my favourite.