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Oh no... what to do??? Coturnix quail eggs...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mrs MIA, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    A customer of mine didn't want to throw away his quail's eggs, so he saved them up for me and put them in the refrigerator. It's a week's worth of eggs, 100 of them to be exact, and I don't have room for all of them in my incubator. Should I try a couple of them to see if being in the refrigerator hurt them any? I don't know which ones are the oldest as they were all jumbled up in a plastic container. [​IMG] What to do? What to do? Does anyone want them?
     
  2. nnbreeder

    nnbreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guess where I stored the eggs I shipped you? As long as they don't freeze they will hatch. Set them dudes!!
     
  3. Mrs MIA

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    [​IMG] I wish I had room for them all. I don't have a single space open until I get my LG back from the fair. Then I could set maybe half of them. I've been looking them over, and finding a few that have cracks in them, so there's slightly less than 100.
     
  4. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    PICKLED QUAIL EGGS:

    Hard-boll and peel a dozen quail eggs ...and place them in a bowl. Then combine a small onion (diced), 1/4 cup of vinegar, 1/2 cup of water, and a dash of salt and pepper, and bring the mixture to a boil. Pour the hot pickling solution over the eggs until they're completely covered ...then store them in the refrigerator. Serve them chilled.
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Gourmet dinners!
     
  6. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I would also set the ones that are closest to the top of the pile of eggs first, as those are probably the freshest. My guess would be that the ones that are the oldest are on the bottom. Good luck with them! [​IMG]
     
  7. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Actually, they ARE all jumbled up... he took them from the cartons he was storing them in and put them all in a plastic container for me willy nilly. [​IMG]

    I may just boil them up and crumble them for the birds...
     
  8. kwynn's birds Alaska

    kwynn's birds Alaska Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say send them over but the bator is full up now. I was going to put some more quail eggs in there after the 24...then I'll have some room in there. CROSS OUR FINGERS!! [​IMG]
     
  9. Mrs MIA

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    [​IMG] ! If I had stopped at his place first, I would have offered them to you... I won't have room for them until I get my LG back!
     
  10. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

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    If I was closer, I'd take them in a second! `Cause I need more birds, ya' know?!
     

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