One of my 2 button quail hens layed her first "pullet egg"!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by monarc23, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    It's so tiny and abnormally shaped compaired toa normal button quail egg! LOL!

    SO cute! I'll keep the first pullet egg and hollow it out (i collect eggs that i nkow arent fertile fi they're in good shape)...I think it was Pippin that layed it (my wild pied hen) but it could have been Keeper my Cinnamon hen. Either way I only noticed there was an egg because Kpax (the male) was playing with it andit was making a "ting ting ting" noise as he rolled it around LOL!

    I took a picture of it next to my adult buttonquail hens unfertile hollowed out eggs

    Pullet egg on left
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  2. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

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    Congrats!!!! That is so small. How do you store eggs from Quail???
     
  3. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    I messaged you about it (since you messaged me about it lol).

    But incase anyoen else is curious...i have a few quail egg trays in carton cardboard material and foam quail egg holders (i recieved them from breeders i bought eggs from they held the eggs), if im collecting eggs for the incubator or to ship otu to someone, i put them in the cartons and atleast once a dayi tilt the carton, or put the egg in a different positon for a few hours so that the yolk doesnt stick to the shell. [​IMG]
     
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  4. youdontknow32

    youdontknow32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on the egg!!
     
  5. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:yeppers! thanks! I'll start fertility testing the eggs (this one wasnt fertile) and once I start getting fertile eggs I'll start tossing them in the incubator for everyone who wants some. [​IMG] Do you still want a pair? [​IMG]

    Then I have to collect some for a lady in Florida (eggs). [​IMG]
     
  6. youdontknow32

    youdontknow32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2008
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    Yea I do, I bought 12 babies for $50, only 7 made it....hehe I am sorry I couldn't wait...[​IMG], I guess I should have...I want many of them!! Lol, not just a pair if that is possible. [​IMG]
     
  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:ofcourse! [​IMG] That's abummer some died! did you get em shipped in or what? *curious if they were shipped to you as chickapees* LOL! No reason to appologize by the way! [​IMG]
     
  8. youdontknow32

    youdontknow32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2008
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    Yea, hubby wanted to see if they would make it, and how they would do, it took 2 days instead of 1, we lost 2, before we got them, she sent 2 extras. I feel sooo bad for the little Buttons.
     
  9. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:awh well atleast you got some! I dont hear too too much about people shipping button chicks so I was interested in how it went! [​IMG] Even though it's sad im glad you got some! [​IMG]
     
  10. ButtonQuailBoy

    ButtonQuailBoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    were did they come from?
    I'm sorta interested in trying it...
     

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