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Quail Chicks- Hi! I'm new!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by VJCatGirl, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. VJCatGirl

    VJCatGirl Just Hatched

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    I've been on this website for awhile but I just finally made myself an account because I had a question that I hadn't seen anywhere and that is,
    On average, how many quail eggs will hatch?
    I'm wondering this because I don't have the biggest area but it's not small either so I was hoping for four to six birds but I know people who have bought twelve eggs just to have only one hatch and I really don't want that to happen. Another thing that might affect the fertility of the eggs is the fact I will be buying them from a store in my town that sells quail eggs to eat. It's this same store the person with the single quail to hatch got his eggs. I was going to buy them from this store as an experiment. Should I still get my eggs from the store or, should I just buy them from a breeder?
    Loved to hear what you have to say!
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under VJCatGirl [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received links to some great starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
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  5. VJCatGirl

    VJCatGirl Just Hatched

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    Thank you so much for welcoming me [​IMG]
     
  6. VJCatGirl

    VJCatGirl Just Hatched

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    Thank you for the warm welcome. I have already found that the people here are very kind with some really great tips for starting my little quail farm!
     
  7. VJCatGirl

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    Thank you for the website links but I couldn't quite find what I was looking for but they did help with some of my other questions.
     
  8. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    I've never raised quail but it looks like you've found the answers to at least some of your questions. You could always try to hatch a greater number of eggs to increase your chance of getting the quail count you want and maybe sell the rest?

    Best of luck to you!
     
  9. VJCatGirl

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    Thanks, I think I will incubate a dozen or two just in case. Selling the rest isn't a bad idea either.
     

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