New member in Glendale, Arizona

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by EggRx, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. EggRx

    EggRx Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi All,

    I enjoy the posts and comments on BYC so thought I'd join the fun. My long time interest in raising chickens as a hobby has changed recently. Now I have sixteen Coturnix quail that I keep separately in wire cages near my workshop. I think they need more attention than the chickens and are certainly as entertaining. What a delight it is to raise this new type of poultry. My interest is mostly in egg production for personal use and also hatching/rearing additional quail. My Brinsea 20 Advance DLX arrives tomorrow.

    How long have I been raising poultry as a hobby? Over a half century, and loving every minute of it (except when coyotes pay a night time visit).

    Cheers,

    EggRx
     
  2. Kernel Cluck

    Kernel Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow, half a century of experience? You are certainly a valuable addition to BYC. Welcome from Wisconsin.
     
  3. Chick Swing

    Chick Swing Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I bet you have some stories to tell about raising chickens, and now quail. Do you eat the quail eggs ?
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC!
     
  6. EggRx

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    Hi Chick Swing,

    Yes, I do eat the eggs. It takes about four to equal a chicken egg. If you want to see an interesting video search for "Martha Stewart Cracking Quail Eggs". Lots of little yolks in a big bowl. I always put my eggs into a small bowl before pouring into a frying pan. They cook quickly and the first would be done before you crack the last one, otherwise. They are also good hard boiled, pickled or simply measure two ounces in a measuring cup to equal each chicken egg called for in a recipe. The flavor and texture is similar to a chicken egg except the yolk cooks pretty fast. Quail eggs are often featured in Asian cuisine. They also play a part in Oriental medicine. I'm not so sure I'd take quail eggs to cure insomnia but I do like them sunny side up for breakfast.

    I bought a pair of quail egg scissors that removes just enough shell so you can pour the contents into a bowl. Interesting and clever idea. The MS video shows another way to open quail eggs with a serrated blade knife.

    Best wishes,
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  9. EggRx

    EggRx Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello All,

    WOW, such nice "Welcome" notes from you all. I'm glad I joined your community.

    I had to go out and give my girls a pep talk about laying eggs. "Only three eggs today. I do understand this time of year is not good for production but, come on.....only three eggs. You can do better than". Well, that's the kind of talk the boss would have given to me if I was still working. Let's hope the girls listen better than I did.

    Here is something you might find interesting if you like to eat hard boiled quail eggs. Today I used some cool gadgets called "Eggies". They are plastic, egg shaped, cups with lids that you put raw egg into, then pop them into a pan of water to boil. No peeling and no shell mess when they're done. Nice, warm, boiled eggs for breakfast or recipes. Look for "Eggies" on Google or eBay. That's my tip of the day.

    Cheers,

    EggRx
     

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