# Oh no -- quail calculus!

#### Xouie

##### Crowing
My son's housepet quail, Bean, died this weekend -- she was abducted by a cat from her dust bath and we think there were internal injuries.

After 3 nights of only getting a few hours of sleep playing nurse to Bean, my sleep-deprived self agreed that a pair of button quail would be appropriate as housepets instead if Bean didn't make it. After performing Saturday's funeral and then staying up til 11pm last night soothing tears, I "accidentally" bought 3 dozen eggs on ebay instead of the dozen I'd originally intended -- the logic being that many shipped eggs don't hatch, and we want enough for Tony to choose his favorite pair.

Sooo...

f(Bean) 36 button eggs
(-1)coturnix D/dx = 2 house quail + (lordy what what I thinking)

And this is how quail math happens at my house.

You get the advanced quail math award for sure.

My son's housepet quail, Bean, died this weekend -- she was abducted by a cat from her dust bath and we think there were internal injuries.

After 3 nights of only getting a few hours of sleep playing nurse to Bean, my sleep-deprived self agreed that a pair of button quail would be appropriate as housepets instead if Bean didn't make it. After performing Saturday's funeral and then staying up til 11pm last night soothing tears, I "accidentally" bought 3 dozen eggs on ebay instead of the dozen I'd originally intended -- the logic being that many shipped eggs don't hatch, and we want enough for Tony to choose his favorite pair.

Sooo...

f(Bean) 36 button eggs
(-1)coturnix D/dx = 2 house quail + (lordy what what I thinking)

And this is how quail math happens at my house.
so sorry to hear bean didn’t recover. have you had buttons before?? they are very interesting. my remaining 2 pair are all in the aviary and doing really well.

You get the advanced quail math award for sure.

My math-nerd brain realized almost immediately it should have been the equation that the limit of quail eggs reaches infinity as sleep approaches zero.

Oh my gosh - I literally laughed out loud. It's almost as bad as drunk shopping on Amazon.

so sorry to hear bean didn’t recover. have you had buttons before?? they are very interesting. my remaining 2 pair are all in the aviary and doing really well.
Years ago I used to keep them as the cleanup crew in the finch room. But this time no finches — just buttons!

What varieties did you get? Do you have any idea? These are my mutts.

Sorry about bean i was hoping.

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